An Honors Thesis completed at the University of Maine in 1965.
Text from the author's introductory paragraphs:
How do the members of a group perceive the group to which they belong? Is the perception of a specific group related to the individual members' age, sex, race, religion, education, occupation, marital status, area of residence, number of meetings attended in the cast year, and participation in community activities.
The Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP is made up of a number of people drawn together by a common interest, the plight of the Negro in Maine and in the Bangor area. How do the members of the Bangor NAACP perceive their group, and is this perception of the group related to the members’ differences in age, sex, race, religion, education, occupation, marital, status, area of residence, number of meetings attended in the past year, and participation in community activities? The factors just listed are the independent variables. The dependent variable is the perception of the group.
This is a descriptive study. Only those members of the Bangor NAACP attending the March 3, 1965 meeting held at the University of Maine in Orono are included in the study. I chose this sample because I hoped that a cross section of the members would attend the meeting, because I could easily administer the questionnaire at a meeting, and because the March 3 meeting occurred at the time I was ready to do field research.
Prine, Alice, "Group Perception in the Bangor NAACP" (1965). Maine History Documents. 387.
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