New Zealand schoolchildren's cognitive awareness to, and evaluation of, some aspects of social stratification (1978)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Arts
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
An investigation was carried out on New Zealand school children's awareness to stratification, attempting to ascertain whether knowledge of a stratification structure would be prevalent amongst pre-work schooIchiIdren. Three age groups of boys and girls were classified into three levels of socio-economic status, using Elley & Irving's (1976) Socio-economic Index. The experimental methodology consisted of a multi-dimensional approach. A Picture Test, standardised to a New Zealand setting, tested the children's cognitive awareness to stratification, while an adapted Projective Story-completion Task explored children's evaluations of the importance to be placed on stratification.
KeywordsCognition in children; Social classes -- New Zealand
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