ERIC Number: ED082097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Value Conflict in Elementary Schools in Hawaii.
Ryan, T. A.
This is the final report of a study conducted to investigate the influence of values on the educational process. The purpose was to determine the extent of congruence in values of parents, school personnel, and children, and to determine relationships between value congruence and ethnic, socioeconomic, and occupational class variables. A values inventory was developed and administered to a sample of 3,919 sixth-grade children, parents, and school personnel in the state of Hawaii. Results of analyses of variance revealed significant differences in values of children, parents, and school personnel. Children's values significantly reflected positive moral virtues; material success and status; and a humanistic approach to life, religion and family. Parent's values were loaded on conformity, moral virtues, social relations, and discipline. Values of school personnel were loaded on material success, status, moral virtues, conformity, and social relations. Results suggest that some differences between parents and children were a function of socioeconomic status or ethnic background. Sex was not a significant variable in relation to value differences across groups. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.