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ERIC Number: ED209613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 11
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Alienation Among Sorority and Independent Freshmen at a Women's College.
Prisco, Dorothy D.
Alienation is experienced by adolescents in varying degrees; however, little research has investigated alienation in relationship to Greek sorority/fraternity membership versus independent status among college students. To measure alienation among freshmen sorority members and freshmen independents in a small women's college, 60 women completed the Dean's Alienation Scale. Results showed that the largest percentages of women joined sororities for social activities and to make friends. Independent students said that they were not interested in sororities or preferred to be independent; some cited financial and time considerations as well. Scores on the Alienation Scale showed significant differences between sorority members and independents in terms of social isolation and total alienation: independents scored higher in both areas. No significant differences occurred for either powerlessness and normlessness. Further research is needed to understand how alienation might be mitigated through various types of group membership. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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