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ERIC Number: ED122289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 339
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The Effect of Listening to Excerpts from Children's Stories About Mexican-Americans on the Self-Concepts and Attitudes of Sixth-Grade Children.
Koeller, Shirley Ann Lipian
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of listening to excerpts from children's stories about Mexican-Americans on children's attitudes toward Mexican-Americans, self-concepts, and interests. The sample consisted of 220 sixth-graders. Once weekly for six weeks, experimental groups heard excerpts about Mexican-Americans, while control groups heard excerpts with nonethnic themes (approved by a Mexican-American panel). After six weeks, subjects were given the Semantic Differential of Attitudes toward Mexican-Americans and the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory. From the findings, it was concluded that listening to excerpts about Mexican-Americans did not consistently promote positive attitudes toward Mexican-Americans; in the experimental group, ethnic attitudes of the males were more positive; treatment had no significant effect on self-concept or interest scores; and negative comments about the ethnic theme increased during the experiment. (Author/TS)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-11,589, MF $7.50, Xerography $15.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado