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dc.contributor.advisorMelnick, Merrill J.
dc.contributor.authorDodd, Sarah-Jane
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-08T14:09:09Z
dc.date.available2021-09-08T14:09:09Z
dc.date.issued7/12/1993
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6554
dc.description.abstractThe problem was to identify the public and private exemplars of American and English 13-year-olds, understand the reasons behind their choices and determine influence levels. 50 subjects were selected from an American junior high school; 50 more from an English comprehensive school of comparable size and location. Socio-economic similarity was tested using the Hollingshead two-factor index of social position (1957). Only subjects falling in class groups II or Ill ("middle class") were studied. The total sample included 18 English females, 18 English males, 18 American females and 19 American males. Data were gathered using a paper-and-pencil instrument. Results were categorized using Harris' (1987) schemas for exemplar domain and attributes. Finally, exemplar influence was determined using McEvoy and Erickson's (1981) five-point typology. Subjects in both countries more frequently selected male exemplars, and considered more people "admired" than "heroic." American subjects chose more private exemplars than the English. Entertainment exemplars were selected most often by females, and sports exemplars by males. Influence level averaged 2.4 for English subjects and 2. 7 for American subjects on a scale of 1-5 (with one representing least influence). Only male subjects registered the highest level of influence.
dc.subjectAmerican Students
dc.subjectEnglish Students
dc.subjectExemplar Selection
dc.subjectGender Differences
dc.subjectJunior High Students
dc.subjectPublic vs. Private Exemplars
dc.titleA Cross-Cultural Comparison of Exemplar Selection and Influence on American and English Thirteen-Year-Olds
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-08T14:09:09Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentKinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleKinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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