Attitudes and Related Psychosocial Constructs: Theories, Assessment, and Research / Edition 1

Attitudes and Related Psychosocial Constructs: Theories, Assessment, and Research / Edition 1

by Lewis R. Aiken
ISBN-10:
0761924523
ISBN-13:
9780761924524
Pub. Date:
02/19/2002
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Attitudes and Related Psychosocial Constructs: Theories, Assessment, and Research / Edition 1

Attitudes have a major impact on behavior and one's ability to manage and adapt to change while also influencing the behavior of others. This text provides a compact but comprehensive research-oriented treatment of attitudes and related psychosocial constructs (values, opinions, beliefs, and personal orientations). It focuses on the meaning, measurement, and utility of attitudes in various applied settings, such as education or the workplace. The topics explored include social and personal matters such as prejudice and discrimination, illness and disability, death and dying, poverty and unemployment, conflict and violence, schools and teachers, work and retirement, and politics, religion, and morality. The book will prove valuable to both students and professionals who find themselves involved with measuring, evaluating, and modifying attitudes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761924524
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/19/2002
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Definitions, History, & Behavior Prediction
2. Assessment Methods & Instruments
3. Attitude Formation & Change
4. Social Prejudice & Discrimination
5. Living Conditions & Problems
6. Natural & Unnatural Death
7. Schools, Subjects, & Students
8. Work, Leisure, & Retirement
9. Politics, Religion, & Morality
Appendices
Glossary

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