ERIC Number: ED133657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Black and White Boys on Attitudes Toward Guidance and on Counselor Preference by Race and Sex.
Ellis, George V.
This study investigated attitudes of black and white male students toward guidance and their preference for a counselor on the basis of race and sex. A random sample of 97 boys from two schools participated in the study. All boys in the sample were given the Attitudes Toward a Guidance Program questionnaire and all answered a Counselor Preference questionnaire. Five hypotheses were developed and the median test was performed and Chi-square subsequently used to test for null hypotheses of no difference in proportion between the two groups. The results obtained from the study revealed that: (1) there were no significant differences on scores on the Attitudes Toward a Guidance Program scale between black and white students at either school or between the two schools; (2) Chi-square values yielded a significant difference in the proportion of blacks preferring a black as compared to a white counselor. Blacks preferred a black counselor; whites preferred a white counselor; (3) there was no significant difference in the proportion of blacks and whites choosing male as compared to a female counselor. Both groups preferred males; and (4) there was no significant difference between black and whites in those indicating no racial preference. Approximately fifty percent of each group failed to indicate a racial preference. (Author)
Descriptors: Counselors, Educational Research, Males, Program Attitudes, Questionnaires, Racial Factors, Sex Differences, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.