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ERIC Number: ED080575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 66
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The Development of Materialistic Values During Middle Childhood.
Blumenfeld, Phyllis
A dissertation proposal is made to study the development of materialistic values during the years of middle childhood and to determine whether the pattern of development is different for children of various ages, sexes and socioeconomic backgrounds. The development of materialistic values will be studied in regard to the beliefs of children during the elementary school years about the instrumental value of materials goods for attaining certain goals for ends. The major portion of the study will be concerned with developing an interview instrument which will consist of a set of standard questions combining multiple choice, paired comparison, and questions and stories involving objectively scorable open-ended responses. The instrument will be administered individually to 120 boys and girls aged five, eight and eleven years. The children will be selected at random, half from a lower class and half from a middle class elementary school. Reliability will be determined using a split-half technique. An analysis of variance will be computed for each of the scales. (Author/KM)
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Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Early Childhood Research Center.
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