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ERIC Number: ED295114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Pages: 12
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Values of Students and Faculty at an Interracial College.
Scher, Dena
Values of college students have been investigated with respect to both the impact of the college experience and as part of general cultural and generational variations. This study sought to investigate college student values at both entry and exit from college and in comparison to faculty values. The Rokeach Value Survey was administered to seniors, newly admitted students, and faculty at Marygrove College, a small, urban, interracial college. Values rankings were compared to Rokeach's 1973 sample and within the study's sample. The Marygrove student samples seemed to show the value pattern of the nonaffluent, black American as described by Rokeach. Compared to faculty, entry level students tended to rank higher conformity values and religious values. Seniors were similarly more religious than faculty and, while also more conformist than faculty, they were less conformist than were the freshmen. All groups showed a high ranking of equality. Since the faculty was all white and both student groups were racially mixed, the results may suggest an interactive effect on values, such that concerns which are dominant for black students have influenced the value hierarchy of both white students and faculty. Issues of race, socioeconomic level, adult socialization, and college education must be considered. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).