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ERIC Number: EJ821564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
Attitudes toward Peace, War and Violence in Five Countries
Biaggio, Angela; De Souza, Luciana; Martini, Rosa
Journal of Peace Education, v1 n2 p179-189 Jan 2004
This study investigated attitudes towards peace, war and violence in students from five countries: Brazil, Chile, Germany, Portugal, and the USA. The total sample consisted of 171 male and female adolescents and adults. An 11-item questionnaire about peace, war and violence was developed. The data were submitted to content analysis by groups of three analysts. Results indicated age-group differences as well as similarities among all participants. Adolescents presented simple answers about wars. Brazilians and Chileans suggested that raising awareness is a solution to the violence experienced in daily life. All participants indicated a disbelief in the possibility of a worldwide government. All students cited education and dialogue as solutions to violence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Chile; Germany; Portugal; United States