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Patterns of belief and action : measurement of student political activism

Author: S L Sutherland
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1981.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study makes a significant contribution to the field of attitude-behaviour research and studies of political radicalism and will be of particular interest to sociologists and social and political psychologists.
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Sutherland, S.L. (Sharon Lynn), 1940-
Patterns of belief and action.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1981
(DLC) 82108946
(OCoLC)8024183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S L Sutherland
ISBN: 9781487584078 1487584075
OCLC Number: 1096184963
Notes: Reprinted in 2018.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Student power as research opportunity; Study setting and sample; Contents of book; 1 ATTITUDES IN THEORY AND RESEARCH; Separation of verbal and other behaviour; Survey research: the problem of establishing common values; The problem of owning up to a-temporality; What is to be done?; Conclusion; 2 DATA COLLECTION AND SCALE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDITY; Reliability and validity goals; Student power and the university experience; Orientations to society; Psychological functioning measures; Concurrent validity; Conclusion 3 WORDS AND DEEDS, OR SOME KINDS OF BEHAVIOUR AND OTHER KINDS OF BEHAVIOURAttitude-behaviour consistency; Picking consistent people; Specifying opinion-activity types; Conclusion; 4 ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS OF THE BELIEF SYSTEM: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BELIEFS AND ACTIVITIES; Stipulative variables for university typology: review; Social-political ideologies of the types; Major opinion and activity stance indicators; Opinion stances of political types; Activity stances of political types; Relationship to social environment; Psychological-functioning variables; Summary of differences 5 EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF STUDENT ACTIVISTSLandmarks of the broad literature; Family background or attributed characteristics; Socialization characteristics in the literature; Activists' own characteristics; 6 IDENTIFYING THE TYPES: PARENTAL CHARACTERISTICS; Attributed characteristics; Expectations for background characteristics; Findings in cross-tabulation analysis; Attributed characteristics in regression analysis; 7 SOCIALIZATION CHARACTERISTICS OF POLITICAL TYPES; Expectations for socialization variables; Findings in cross-tabulation analysis; Socialization variables in regression analysis 8 STUDENTS' OWN CHARACTERISTICS AND ACTIVITYPredictions for students' own characteristics; Findings in bivariate analysis; Own characteristics in regression analysis; 9 CONCLUSION; Comparisons of types to findings of the literature; Potential for participant society; Methodological implications; Coherent learning: the process facilitating belief-system formation and activity; Recommendations; APPENDIXES; A. Individual items for scales of chapter 2, tables relating to concurrent validity; B. Occupation, education, and income tables; C. Standard scores on variables for the political types D. Reference tablesE. Socialization variables: bivariate tables and intercorrelations; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; NAME INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX
Responsibility: S.L. Sutherland.

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This study makes a significant contribution to the field of attitude-behaviour research and studies of political radicalism and will be of particular interest to sociologists and social and political psychologists.

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