ERIC Number: ED245979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Nuclear War: Fears and Concerns of College Students.
Mayton, Daniel M., II; Delamater, Mary C.
Revised version of paper towards nuclear war were investigated. Two questionnaires were administered. The first included five incomplete sentences designed to assess indirectly each respondent's fear of nuclear war. In response to either "My greatest fear regarding the future is..." and "I worry about...", 23 of 127, or 18.1 percent of those responding, indicated that nuclear war or destruction was a concern. The second questionnaire was a direct follow-up which asked how often each person thought about nuclear war, how worried they generally became, and other questions concerning demographic information. Typical respondents indicated that they thought about nuclear war a little more than once a year and were somewhat worried when they did. Students with liberal arts majors were more likely to mention nuclear war as a fear than were students in other majors. The more intelligent college students thought about nuclear war more often and had more nightmares about it. Students from larger hometowns perceived the individual as having a greater impact on policy regarding nuclear war than did students from smaller places. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Revised version of paper presented at the Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Snowbird, UT, April 25-28, 1983). For a related paper, see SO 015 741.