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ERIC Number: ED089167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Value Changes in Black and White University Interns.
Sikula, John P.; And Others
Forty University of Toledo Teacher Corps interns (23 black and 17 white) were asked to respond to a Rokeach Value Survey on the first day of regular classes, at the end of the year, and at the end of the program. The objective was to examine what significant value changes, if any, took place during the program. Results are assessed according to racial groups rather than individuals. Results of the first survey show that the black interns were more concerned with cleanliness, independence, politeness, and self-control than were white interns. White interns were more concerned with honesty and salvation than blacks. Results of the second survey show that the groups differed significantly only in their rankings on the value, "Clean." Survey data at the end of the program indicate that blacks and whites demonstrated fewer significant differences in their values. The author suggests that experiential influences rather than racial ones may be dominant in affecting value formation and, hence, attitudes and behavior. (RWP)
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rokeach Value Survey