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The effect of fraternities on the political orientation of undergraduates: a study of reference and membership groups

Krasnow, Rita Jane Moore
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Krasnow, Rita Jane Moore
Advisor
Longino, Charles
Busching, Bruce
Biggar, Jeanne
Abstract
The effect of fraternities as both membership and reference groups on political orientation change was measured. It was found that the relative amount of political orientation change over was dependent on the group norm of a student's reference group and on the position he originally occupied in relation to that norm. While previous research has shown that fraternities exert a conservative influence over their members, it was found that this was true only students who were liberal at the time of initial contact with the fraternities as a membership and/or reference group. For those who were conservative at the time of initial contact, fraternities, as a membership group and/or reference group, exerted a liberal influence. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF file via OCR.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MA (Master of Arts), 1971
Published Date
1971
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
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