Accession Number:

AD0289800

Title:

AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF SOME HYPOTHESES TAKEN FROM THE LONELY CROWD

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GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS

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Report Date:

1962-08-01

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1.0

Abstract:

Certain hypotheses which were derived from The Lonely Crowd were empirically tested. The hypotheses were divided into two groups Group I contains five hypotheses concerning childhood socialization experiences the inner-directed person is more likely to have been reared to be more self-reliant, more interested in thrift, more ambitious, more interested in work, and reared by stricter parents than the otherdirected person. The four hypotheses of Group II concerning demographic factors were the older people today are more likely to be innerdirected inner-directed people were more likely to have been reared in rural and small town areas than other-directed people the fathers of innerdirected respondents are likely to have had less formal education than fathers of other-directed respondents and the fathers of inner-directed respondents were more likely to have been selfemployed than the fathers of other-directed respondents. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE