ERIC Number: ED129524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Two-Week Resident Camp Offering the Primary Objective of Predetermined Attitude Change for Early Adolescents.
Coons, Ernest M.
A 12-day resident camp experience offering the primary objective of predetermined attitudinal change for the participants was developed and compared with a 12-day "typical camp" program. Areas of concern were the development of a more positive self-concept and more positive attitudes toward school and the learning process. Basic purpose of the "typical camp" program was to use the same facilities, staff, and similar population as a control group to compare the programs. The sample included children, age 10-13, defined and selected as either culturally, educationally, socially or economically disadvantaged, and children from the same schools who had proven leadership ability and positive attitudes toward school. Rating scales were developed which parallel the five elements identified as being the major factors comprising self-concept and attitudes toward learning: physical, social-ethical, and psycho-sexual perceptions; and attitudes toward the value of learning, of school, and of the teacher in the learning process. Developed were: Self-Rating, Staff-Rating, and Guidance Staff Rating Scales and a "Guess Who" sociometric technique. The three rating scales indicated that more positive attitudes resulted from the experimental group than from the control group at the .05 level of confidence. The results of the sociometric nomination in the experimental group also supported this change. (NQ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Attitudes, Educational Development, Learning Processes, Literature Reviews, Outdoor Education, Perceptual Development, Program Development, Rating Scales, Resident Camp Programs, Self Concept, Socioeconomic Influences, Sociometric Techniques, Student Attitudes, Vocabulary
Inter-Library Loan, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Mexico