ERIC Number: ED119380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Socioeconomic Variables as Predictors of School Financial Referenda Voting Behavior.
Hatley, Richard V.; Croskey, Frank L.
This study was initiated to investigate the relationship between voters' socioeconomic and attitudinal characteristics and their behavior in school district financial referenda. Using a survey instrument developed through pilot study application and factor analysis techniques, data were collected from 1,030 registered voters in three Kansas school districts that had held recent bond elections. Regression analysis revealed significant predictive relationships between socioeconomic variables and voting behavior in each district and for the combined sample, using both actual past and hypothetical future voting patterns. However, attitudinal variables were found to have limited predictive power. From a synthesis of variables with significant beta weights in the regression equations, a quasi Personalistic Socioeconomic Status Voting Theory was proposed as a partial way to explain and predict variations in voter responses to school financial referenda. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas