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ERIC Number: ED124980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 43
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Causal Analysis of Coorientation Variables Using a Non-Experimental, Longitudinal Design.
Brown, Jane Delano; And Others
Two longitudinal studies examine the consequences of congruency-incongruency for college students. Interviews were used to obtain their attitudes toward a number of issues as well as their perception of the attitudes of other undergraduates. Results from the 1971-1973 panel indicate that congruency is causally prior to agreement and that incongruency leads to opinion seeking and opinion giving. Congruency is also related to high levels of media use, increased political activity, non-Republican party affiliation, and movement toward the dominant political values on campus. Results from the 1973-1975 panel show a curvilinear relationship between incongruency and newspaper public affairs use, peer discussion, political label, and political interest; this is, in part, the result of confounding between incongruency and other variables related to change. The contingent variables, expectation to change and political label, produce changes in the strength and direction of relationships between incongruency and the dependent variables. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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