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ERIC Number: ED355298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 8
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A Study of Multicultural Approaches to School: Functional Differentiations among Ethnic Students in Five Multiethnic Middle Schools.
Strodl, Peter
A study was done to investigate the coupling of perceptions of organizational climate together with the values of students in a multiethnic middle school. The study used data on cultural variables and information on perceptions of organizational climate and values priorities of 617 students from different ethnic groups (Black, White, Hispanic, Oriental, and other) responding to 2 questionnaires, the Elementary and Secondary Environment Index and the Rokeach Values Survey. A discriminant analysis was used to determine how these aspects functioned together in the minds of students from each ethnic group. Discriminant analysis was used to predict group membership based on certain response patterns. These patterns were successful in predicting ethnic group membership 61.4 percent of the time. Findings indicate that students have very different perceptions of middle schools to the extent that they seem to be having different experiences entirely. In particular, Hispanic students look forward to the future as independent adults, but White and Oriental students do not; Black students are not as crisis oriented as are Hispanic students; Oriental students are much less spontaneous than are White students; and White students are much less practical than are Oriental students. Contains 24 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rokeach Value Survey