Assessment of a selected group of high school girls' experience in a child observation center Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to assess changes in attitudes toward behavioral understanding, marital role expectations, and self concept in a selected group of high school girls. These subjects were enrolled in a one semester child development course which included observation and participation experiences with young children. The subjects were 18 unmarried tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade girls; nine of the 18 subjects were enrolled during the first semester of the 1967-68 school year and nine during the second semester. The data consisted of pretest and posttest scores on the Film Test for Understanding Behavior (FUB), the Dunn Marital Role Expectation Inventory (DMREI), and the Interpersonal Checklist (ICL). Three hypotheses were tested with respect to three groups of subjects: first semester (N = 9), second semester (N = 9) and a combination of the semesters (Total Group N = 18). The Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test was used to test for significance of difference between pretest and posttest scores for the following null hypotheses: Hypothesis I: Comparison of pretest and posttest scores reveal no significant changes in levels of behavioral understanding. Hypothesis II: Comparison of pretest and posttest scores reveal no significant changes in marital role expectations. Hypothesis III: Comparison of pretest and posttest scores reveal no significant changes in reports of self concept. The tests of hypotheses indicated that the first semester subjects evidenced the greatest amount of change. These subjects recorded significant increases on the Total Score of the FUB, and on the Corrects subscale of the DMREI. The significant increase on the FUB reflects an increase in the understanding of children's behavior and the increase on the DMREI reflects an increase in equalitarian views of marital role expectations. First semester subjects also indicated a significant decrease on the Undecided subscale of the DMREI demonstrating a willingness to respond more directly to more of the questions regarding marriage role expectations. For the second semester subjects, no significant changes were recorded and for the Total Group only one significant change, an increase on the Total Score of the FUB, was found. For the Total Group this significant increase in the understanding of children's behavior is probably more reflective of the strength of the increase of the first semester subjects, although second semester subjects did report an increase. In general it was concluded that the subjects as a Total Group increased their level of understanding of children's behavior as measured by the FUB. Limitations of the study and suggestions for further research were discussed.
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