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ERIC Number: ED096190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 23
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Learning Resources in Formation of Orientations by Students in a Subculture.
Dueck, Kathryn
The purpose of this study is to assess the relative impact on Mennonite high school students of various orientation sources toward the issues of war and peace. Sixteen sources of orientation such as family, religion, and media are coordinated with variables such as school attended, grade level, and sex differences on a 10 page survey containing both closed and open-ended questions. The data from 438 Mennonite students participating in the research is limited by several factors, including a lack of genuine opinions among students on issues of war and peace. The following conclusions, however, are drawn from the data: religion is the most important source of orientation; experiences gained at school are second with emphasis on teacher's impact; the peer group is of next importance; the minister is fourth; mass media is fifth; and the family plays no significant role with respect to this issue. Open-ended questions about war and peace elicit responses of frustration and aggression, a conventional view of war, the passive nature of peace, and general pessimism about obtaining peace. Tables of data, a sample from the questionnaire, and a bibliography complete this report. (JH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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