Accession Number:

AD0270731

Title:

EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL AND NATIONAL EFFICACY

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PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

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Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This report deal with the effect that individuals, nations and groups of nations are seen as having on national and world events. Specifically, the influence that actions of people have varies in its effect upon the public opinion of a nation, the events of that nation and the events in the world and the effect that various nations or groups of nations have on the course of world events may be different. Respondents from Brazil and Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan and Spain legislators and university students in all nations, and a small group of ex-legislators in Spain were interviewed about their perception of their own efficacy, the efficacy of their own nation and the efficacy of an additional list of nations and groups of nations. The findings are presented here without elaborating by other specific respondent characteristics. A fairly consistent agreement is found in degree of influence that respondents attribute to themselves, and in the degree of influence that is attributed to the various nations, or groups of nations. The legislators generally see themselves as being more influential than the students see themselves. The United States and the Soviet U NION ARE CONSISTENTLY RANKED AS BEING INFLUENTIAL WHILE THE Latin American Nations are consistently ranked low. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE