Date of Award

1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

Keywords

Psychology, Social.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

In our changing society with its shrinking economy, the educational experience that our future workers, managers, and leaders are receiving at universities is called into question. This study investigates the socialization of values and epistemology in undergraduate arts and business students. The findings provide evidence for a distinctive socialization process between the two faculties. Business students' epistemology was found to shift in the direction of logical positivism and to a weaker endorsement of values presumably espoused in higher education over the course of their university education. For arts students the shift was toward a more social constructionist position and to a stronger endorsement of these same values. Implications of these results, including recommendations for future research and curriculum reform, are presented.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1992 .S393. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-04, page: 1958. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1992.

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