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ERIC Number: ED090127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 18
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Educational Climates and Attitudes Toward Dissent: A Study of Political Socialization of Conflict Norms in Adolescents.
Grossman, David L.
Data were collected in a cross-sectional survey of nine San Francisco Bay Area high schools in order to study the nature, intensity, and content of the experience of conflict and dissent in relation to the acquisition of generalized attitudes towards it. Educational climate was identified as a significant independent variable and other sources of variation, such as family and peer group environments and personality dimensions, were assessed. A multiple regression equation was formulated to ascertain the relative weight of factors influencing students' toleration of dissent. The most important finding was that neither of the socioeconomic status indicators had a relationship to toleration of dissent in adolescents. Both sex and ethnicity were significant, as were student perception of strictness of family, openness of expression of conflict with friends, and friends' interests in politics. Significant school-related variables included the number of controversial issue courses taken and the student's perception of freedom to express views in a classroom. References, tables, and measurement scales are included. (Author/KSM)
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