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ERIC Number: ED138380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 24
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School Size and School Press: Attempts to Quantify Differences in the High School Environment.
Grabe, Mark; Latta, R. Michael
Two procedures for assessing the press (defined as the characteristic pressures, stresses, rewards, or conformity demanding influences of a particular institution) of high school environments were investigated across 3 factor-analytically derived dimensions (strong intellectual orientation, school activities, and strong environment control). Subjects consisted of 1,562 randomly selected students drawn from 15 small (545 males and 544 females) and 5 large (258 males and 215 females) Iowa schools. All the small schools and one large school were from rural areas. Data were analyzed in terms of: participation frequency and diversity and alienation (analysis of variance); self concept and participation in five activity areas (multiple regression); and school size and sex differences (multivariate analysis of variance). Results indicated that with the use of regression methodology, strongest relationships were observed in the smaller institutions, while with direct measurement using the High School Characteristic Index, press appeared strongest within the larger schools. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa