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ERIC Number: ED313982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
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The Impact of Racial Diversity and Involvement on College Students' Social Concern Values. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Deppe, Marilyn J.
The national, longitudinal study examined whether racially and ethnically diverse student enrollment patterns in otherwise similar colleges and universities increase the likelihood that college students will develop greater social concern and humanitarian values than students in less racially diverse institutions. Using Allport's contact theory which defines the conditions necessary for integrated environments and an input-environment-outcome model, the study compared responses of 4,112 students surveyed by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program in both 1982 and 1986. Data were analyzed (hierarchical multiple regression and analysis of variance) in terms of the model's four components: student input or pre-enrollment characteristics, environment-structural traits, environment-involvement characteristics, and outcomes. Results included: (1) between the freshman and senior years, social concern values declined for white students and increased for black students; (2) racial diversity did not contribute either positively or negatively to student value development; (3) involvement was a critical factor regardless of race, gender, and institution type in students developing greater social concern values; and (4) students attending predominantly white public four-year institutions became less socially concerned over the years and were less involved. Tables are included. Contains 46 references. (Author/SM).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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