ERIC Number: ED199237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Expressed Values of Rural and Urban Youth.
Womack, Sid T.; Morris, John E.
A questionnaire was developed to obtain the expressed values of a sample of 469 fifth, eighth, and eleventh grade students toward eight societal components: self; home; neighborhood; school; religion; voluntary membership organizations; state; and country. Five positive statements for each component were followed by a scale that rated the level of agreement. The data were analyzed to show differences between students in economically depressed and non-economically depressed schools, between rural and urban students, and between different age groups. The results are discussed and presented in tables. Findings are (1) The values of school-aged youth are higher than many have believed; (2) The affluence of a rural school district is not associated with the values of its young people over a long period of time; (3) The stereotypes attributed to rural students in regard to citizenship and values are not well taken; and (4) There were quantitative differences in values between the age groups tested. It is recommended that teachers' efforts should be directed toward better citizenship on the part of all students regardless of community or economic background. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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