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ERIC Number: ED083524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 83
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A Comparison of the Interpersonal Behavior Orientation of College Freshman Women from Catholic School Background with College Freshman Women from Public School Background.
Wilson, Gregory James
This study isolates the variable of pre-college education to determine whether Catholic parochial school educated women have significantly different interpersonal relation orientation than do public school educated women. Fifty women comprised the two final sample groups. The data was gathered through use of the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior scales (FIRO-B Scales), measures expressed and wanted inclusion, control and affection. Findings suggest that: (1) women who have previously attended parochial schools exhibit more social inclusion than do those who attended public schools; (2) women who have attended parochial schools exhibit a greater need for social inclusion than do others; (3)little if any difference exists between the two groups in the amount of social control deemed desirable or in the amount of affection given or desired in social situations. Since this study was conducted at a small Catholic college, a broader study should be conducted in a larger setting to determine whether or not the results will generalize. Future research should also assess the importance of the inter-group difference in inclusion behavior to determine if such a difference might be responsible for fostering socio-religious segregation in society or, rather, might represent a desirable behavior that is not being learned in the public schools. (CJ)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation