ERIC Number: ED106100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship between Collective Bargaining Impasse and the Attitudes of Biology Students in Two Urban Community Colleges in Michigan.
Arnfield, Edwin A.
The effect of the independent variable of bargaining impasse on student attitude toward the biology course, toward learning and toward affective course goals in biology was studied by this investigator. Evaluation was done on a post-exposure basis utilizing data from two schools of presumably similar groups who had experienced similar situations except for the independent variable. The use of an opinionnaire by students in the general biology course provided data of biographic nature, attitudinal data toward collective bargaining and opinions about the adverse effects of bargaining on the teaching/learning process. Student attitudes toward collective bargaining in general were positive. Students were neutral in their attitudes toward sanctions and the use of strikes. The groups differed significantly in their attitude toward the bargaining impasse with students who had experienced that impasse negative in their attitudes and the other group neutral. Male students were more positive than were females. Correlational data analysis also showed those students who had a negative attitude toward collective bargaining impasse saw that impasse as an important adverse influence on their learning. An extended impasse collective bargaining situation was seen as an important adverse influence by students. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975). For a related document, see SE 018 819