ERIC Number: EJ636343
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Student Social Attitudes, Activism, and Personal Confidence in Higher Education: The Role of Women's Studies.
Stake, Jayne E.; Hoffmann, Frances L.
American Educational Research Journal, v38 n2 p411-36 Sum 2001
Studied the effectiveness of women's studies (WS) and nonwomen's studies (NWS) classes in bringing about the development of understanding and acceptance of diversity, commitment to social justice, and personal confidence. Findings for 548 WS and 241 NWS students on 32 campuses show greater changes in egalitarian attitudes for WS students, more activism, and more intention to engage in social activism. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported in part by grants from the University of Missouri Research Board and Small Grants Fund.