Colbert, Austin Michael.
A study of values of educators in Oregon's correctional institutions.
The purpose of this study was to measure the relative prominence
of the values – theoretical, economic, political, aesthetic, social, and
religious – among the four groups of institutional educators under the
direction of the State of Oregon Corrections Division in the two adult
and two juvenile facilities; namely, the Oregon State Penitentiary, the
Oregon State Correctional Institution, MacLaren School for Boys, and
Hillcrest School of Oregon.
The 68 subjects were all full-time educators functioning as:
academic teachers, vocational instructors, and those classified as
"other", which included educational administrators, librarians, and
recreational and physical educators. All were State certified personnel
with varying amounts of education, experience, and age, including both
men and women, but predominately men. Measurement was voluntary, and
68 (81.9%) of 83 educators responded, netting a response of 80.6% of
the male personnel and 85.7% of the female.
Measurement was determined by the Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Study of
Values, Third edition, 1960, and the principal groupings within the four staffs were completed by a predetermined categorization which
included: 1) Assigned institution, 2) Educational assignment,
3) Employment status (full or part-time), 4) Sex, 5) Age, 6) Educational
preparation, and 7) Educational experience.
The study was designed to measure four institutional groups of
correctional educators of unequal size to answer the following questions:
1. To what extent do the values appear in the total sample for
all educational personnel within the four institutions?
2. To what extent are the values present in the combined staff
within each of the four institutions?
3. When the four separate educational staffs are compared, does
the presence of each value differ significantly?
4. To what extent are the values present for certain definable
groups within the four institutions?
5. When the definable groups are compared, does the presence of
each value differ significantly?
Significant difference was tested at the .01 level of confidence
by the use of t-tests.
The analysis of Question 1
68 respondents were:
revealed that the mean scores for all
Scale 1. Theoretical = 41.7500 with SD 6.5223,
Scale 2. Economic = 40.8971 with SD 8.4438,
Scale 3. Aesthetic = 39.2647 with SD 8.5468,
Scale 4. Social = 39.1324 with SD 7.7893,
Scale 5. Political = 41.9412 with SD 6.7516,
Scale 6. Religious = 36.6765 with SD 10.1756,
with significant difference at the .01 level of confidence between
Theoretical and Religious, Economic and Religious, and Political and
The analysis of Questions 2 and 3 indicated, after 3n analysis of
the institutional mean scores, that there were significant differences
within institutional scoring on the six scales, but that no significant
difference at the .01 level of confidence existed when comparing
individual scales between one institutional staff and another.
Questions 4 and 5 resulted in the application of t-tests, after
Advisors/Committee Members: Lee, Sylvia L. (advisor), McQuesten, Isabella F. (committee member).
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APA (6th Edition):
Colbert, A. M. (1971). A study of values of educators in Oregon's correctional institutions. (Doctoral Dissertation). Oregon State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46196
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Colbert, Austin Michael. “A study of values of educators in Oregon's correctional institutions.” 1971. Doctoral Dissertation, Oregon State University. Accessed September 24, 2020.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Colbert, Austin Michael. “A study of values of educators in Oregon's correctional institutions.” 1971. Web. 24 Sep 2020.
Colbert AM. A study of values of educators in Oregon's correctional institutions. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Oregon State University; 1971. [cited 2020 Sep 24].
Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46196.
Council of Science Editors:
Colbert AM. A study of values of educators in Oregon's correctional institutions. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Oregon State University; 1971. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46196