ERIC Number: ED242607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
Nuclear Disarmament and the Insanity Defense: What Happened to Political Responsiveness?
Fleming, John H.; Shaver, Kelly G.
A study which explored the degree to which belief in a politically responsive/unresponsive world might be related to opinions concerning nuclear disarmament, the insanity defense, and women's rights is described. A total of 206 male and female undergraduates completed a 63-item questionnaire consisting of 46 Likert-format I-E items and 17 attitude items concerning nuclear disarmament, the insanity defense, and women's rights. The I-E items were factor analyzed and, in general, replicate Collins' (1974) four-factor structure of the I-E scale. Responses to the attitude items were compared to Collins' Belief in a Politically Responsive/Unresponsive World factor. Although several correlations obtained in the comparison suggested an interaction between the subscale and the attitude items, Collins' Belief in a Politically Responsive/Unresponsive World factor alone was unable to predict attitudes on nuclear disarmament or the insanity defense. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 7, 1983).