ERIC Number: ED312790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Attitudes toward the Use of Militant Collective Actions: A Study of Mississippi Public School Teachers.
Williams, Hampton S.
To investigate the current attitudes of Mississippi public school teachers toward the use of militant, collective actions, 600 randomly selected elementary and secondary teachers were asked to complete the Teacher's Attitude Scale and a demographic data sheet. A total of 450 responses were received, representing a 75 percent return rate. The collected data were analyzed descriptively, and two hypotheses--drawn in part from a review of related literature--were tested using a multiple regression/correlation technique; both hypotheses were accepted. The findings indicated that teachers' attitudes were significantly related to certain demographic variables and that race, gender, and age each made small but significant contributions to attitudinal differences. Specifically, African-American public school teachers tended to have more unfavorable attitudes toward the use of militant, collective actions, while male teachers (far outnumbered by female teachers in Mississippi) had more positive attitudes regarding collective actions. Additionally, teachers between 30 and 40 years of age responded most favorably to the use of militant, collective actions. (26 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi