ERIC Number: ED315399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Mississippi Teachers' Attitudes toward the Use of Militant, Collective Actions.
Williams, Hampton S.; Leonard, Rex L.
The attitudes that Mississippi public school teachers hold toward the use of collective, militant actions was the focus of the present research. Four-hundred and fifty elementary and secondary level teachers, representing a 75 percent response rate of the 600 randomly selected sample, responded to questions on the "Demographic Information Survey" and the "Teachers' Attitude Scale." Following a descriptive analysis of the data, two hypotheses were tested using a multiple regression/correlation technique. Findings indicated that Mississippi teachers, in general, held unfavorable attitudes toward the use of collective militant actions, that the set of demographic variables were significantly related to the attitude variable; but, of these variables, only race, gender, and sex contributed significantly to the attitudinal variance. Black teachers tended to have more unfavorable attitudes toward the use of collective actions than their white colleagues, and women were more in favor of collective actions than were men. Twenty references, one figure, and one table are included. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi