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ERIC Number: ED185136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Analysis of Folk Tales for Prosocial Behavior among Slaves: Exploration of a Methodology.
Harrison, Algea Othella
The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the methodological problems in using a content analysis of slave folk tales as a source for incidences of prosocial behaviors. Forty tales taken from four collections of black folktales will be included in this study. The categories for scoring prosocial behavior include cooperativeness, altruism, and generosity. The folktales will be scored by two judges working independently. The scoring system involves identifying and categorizing the theme and deciding whether the outcome was positive or negative. Categories for scoring are cooperativeness, altruism and generosity. The folktales will also be scored for the antithesis of prosocial behavior, egotistic behavior. The experimental hypothesis to be tested in future research is that there is a significant difference in the outcome of prosocial behavior and egotism. A preliminary analysis of three folk tales supports this hypothesis. (Author/RLV)
Not available separately; See UD 020 192
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: For related documents see UD 020 192-209 and ED 181 100