ERIC Number: ED126106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
On the Validity of the Psychosocial Maturity Inventory: An Examination of Psychosocial Maturity and Dogmatism. Report No. 203.
Bond, Lloyd; And Others
Form D of the Psychosocial Maturity (PSM) Inventory and the Rokeach Dogmatism Scale were administered to 325 10th grade students to test a predicted correlation between the Dogmatism Scale and the Change and Tolerance subscales of the PSM battery, and to examine the pattern of covariation between psychosocial maturity and dogmatism. A substantial negative correlation between Tolerance and Dogmatism was obtained, but the predicted relation between Dogmatism and Openness to Change was weak. The authors posit a peculiarity in the wording of the Change items to explain the lack of a more substantial correlation. The implications of differential male and female patterns of correlation are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.