ERIC Number: ED101155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Attitude Change in Participants of the 1971 Adult Basic Education Indian Institute.
Forty-six Anglo-Americans, Indians, and Eskimos at an adult basic education institute were sampled with the 52-item Rokeach Dogmatism Scale (fourth edition) to measure their attitude change and to place each individual on an intensity continuum of the attitude. The age and educational characteristics of the sample and procedures used in the pre- and posttests are described. The differences in response between pre- and posttests are tabulated. The bulk of the document consists of graphs showing pre- and posttest responses for each of the items, presented as raw scores. When changes to a more open-minded attitude were made on the posttest by the Anglo-Americans and Eskimos, they were relatiely large changes, or a change on several items. Changes to a more closed-minded attitude for these groups were smaller or on fewer numbers of items. Changes made by the American Indians were opposite to the changes made by the Anglo-Americans and Eskimos. Results on approximately 70 percent of the items indicated open-minded attitudes for all groups. The fifth edition of the Rokeach D-Scale is appended. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Coll. of Education, Monmouth.