ERIC Number: ED353075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-23
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Differing Values of "At-Risk" Middle School Students.
Kiley, Margaret A.; King, Kathryn A.
This study examined the personal value systems of 98 at-risk seventh- and eighth-grade students in a public middle school in southwest Baltimore County, Maryland. The study sought to determine differences in the value orientations, or personal beliefs and attitudes, of: (1) males and females; (2) minority and nonminority students; and (3) Asian and Black students. The students chose one of three solutions to each question in a survey of 20 questions that addressed the use of time, control of nature, relationships with family and the community, and choice of activities. Findings showed significant differences between males and females in their attitudes toward community and family relations, and activity choice; between minority and nonminority students in their attitudes toward time use, control of nature, and community and family relations; and between Asian and Black students in their attitudes toward time use, control of nature, and community and family relations. Results suggest that teachers and school counselors should be aware of the values held by at-risk adolescents to better meet the adolescents' needs. Fifteen tables of data and a sample survey are included. (MM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Beliefs, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Family Relationship, Grade 7, Grade 8, High Risk Students, Individual Activities, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Minority Group Children, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Time Management, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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