Accession Number : AD0289800

Title :   AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF SOME HYPOTHESES TAKEN FROM THE LONELY CROWD

Corporate Author : GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS

Personal Author(s) : ALEWINE,JIMMIE RAY

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Certain hypotheses which were derived from The Lonely Crowd were empirically tested. The hypotheses were divided into two groups: Group I contains five hypotheses concerning childhood socialization experiences: the inner-directed person is more likely to have been reared to be more self-reliant, more interested in thrift, more ambitious, more interested in work, and reared by stricter parents than the otherdirected person. The four hypotheses of Group II concerning demographic factors were: the older people today are more likely to be innerdirected; inner-directed people were more likely to have been reared in rural and small town areas than other-directed people; the fathers of innerdirected respondents are likely to have had less formal education than fathers of other-directed respondents; and the fathers of inner-directed respondents were more likely to have been selfemployed than the fathers of other-directed respondents. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *CHILDREN, *GROUP DYNAMICS, *PERSONALITY, REARING, SOCIOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE