Accession Number : AD0718832

Title :   Values and Public Dissent.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1968-1971,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J

Personal Author(s) : Berrien,F. Kenneth

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Using a factor-scales instrument, an index of values developed in previous pilot studies that supplies 12 scores, respondents from dissenting and defending groups were surveyed. The value scales measured approval-disapproval of decisive leadership, responsive leadership, helpfulness, future time orientation, censorship, compromise, distrust, corrective violence, upward mobility, protective violence, submission to authority, and weak self-regard. Value profiles were obtained from average college students, middle managers of a large utility, newspaper editorial writers, Army and Navy non-commissioned officers, American Legionnaires, Birch Society members, U.S. Marshalls, anti-war demonstrators, Navy brig and Army stockade prisoners, welfare recipients, and radical and conservative students. Major interpretation of value differences emphasizes the dissenters' sense of powerlessness (weak self-regard), and perception of failure in society to conform in practice to democratic values which both the dissenters and defenders support. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PUBLIC OPINION, GROUP DYNAMICS), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL DATA), EMOTIONS, STUDENTS, ADULTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PRISONERS, SUPERVISORS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ORGANIZATIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, LEADERSHIP, TIME

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE