A comparison of the Rokeach and values clarification methods of values change

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Bobby Lee Medford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
J. Allen Watson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of two methods of producing change in the order of values of adolescents. Milton Rokeach's method based on cognitive dissonance was compared to certain values clarification, strategies which have been widely used in the classroom. A control group was included with the two treatment groups. Rokeach's Value Survey was the instrument used for the pretest and posttest measurement. This instrument contained 18 value words which were ranked according to relative importance. The two values Freedom and Equality were selected as the dependent variables for this study. Three hypotheses were tested. Hypothesis one was that the ranking of the value Freedom would not change in the Rokeach or values clarification group. Hypothesis two was that the ranking of the value Equality would increase toward the ranking of Freedom in both the Rokeach and values clarification group. Hypothesis three was that the ranking of the value Equality would increase toward Freedom to a greater degree in the Rokeach group than in the values clarification group.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Values in adolescence
Youth $x Attitudes
Cognitive dissonance

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