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ERIC Number: ED118262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-1
Pages: 89
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Conceptualization and Measurement of Attitudes Toward Children's Rights.
Wrightsman, Lawrence S.; And Others
This paper discusses the issue of children's rights and describes a study in which a 300-item attitude scale was constructed and administered to several groups of adult subjects. Major content areas, dealing with the rights of children aged 10-14 included: health, safety/care, education and information, economics, and legal, judicial, and political issues. Items conceptualized children's rights as oriented towards nurturance (i.e., the provision, by society, of supposedly beneficial objects, environments, experiences, etc., for the child) or oriented towards self-determination (i.e., stress on allowing the child to exercise control over his or her environment.) Two types of analyses were performed on the responses of the 381 subjects: (1) analysis by item subjects' attitudes regarding nurturance, self-determination, and specific issues of children's rights are sometimes independent of each other. Appendices (approximately one-third of the document) present (1) several statements of children's rights as developed by advocacy groups and others, and (2) the complete 300-item version of the Children's Rights Attitude Scale. (BRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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