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ERIC Number: ED146579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 117
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A Comparison of Values Found in Preschool and Primary-Aged Children's Books and Values Held by Adults.
Wood, Terry Lee
Fifteen children's picture books from each of three time periods--1960, 1964, and 1968--were rated using the Rokeach Value Survey in order to identify the value systems expressed in their contents and to compare these systems with those held by adults. Results indicated that the instrumental values ranked highest were loving, imagination, independence, cheerfulness, capability, and ambition. Broadmindedness, honesty, intellectuality, logic, forgiveness, and cleanliness ranked lowest. The correlation between the rankings from the picture books and from a sample of adults indicated that the value systems were not related. Most of the values were stable across the three time periods, though loving and broadmindedness decreased in frequency of appearance in books between 1964 and 1968. (Author/AA)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University