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ERIC Number: ED283768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-22
Pages: 159
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Socialization in the Arts.
Orend, Richard J.
Socialization is a process by which children learn the attitudes and orientations that will guide their behavior as adults. The analyses described in this report use this socialization model as a basis for describing the relationship between childhood and early adult arts-related experiences and current arts-related leisure participation. Three basic areas are analyzed using data collected in the 1982 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA): (1) the patterns of socialization; (2) the relationship of socialization patterns to current participation in arts-related activities; and (3) the relationship of socialization patterns to the demand for increased participation in arts-related activities. The basic hypotheses of this analysis are: (1) that early arts-related experiences are related to later arts-related participation, and (2) that those individuals with a greater number of youthful experiences are more likely to have higher current participation rates. These hypotheses are supported by results which show strong positive relationships between arts-related socialization experiences and current participation. Another part of the relationship between socialization and participation is introduced by examining the characteristics of individuals who do not exhibit the prevailing pattern of socialization. Finally, demands for increased participation and barriers to increased participation are examined in light of socialization experiences. Numerous tables and figures are supplied in the text and in an appendix. (BZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.