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Study Report

Study Number: SK-001-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1969

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Violence

Bibliographic Citation: Justifying violence: attitudes of American men, summer 1969.  [machine-readable data file] / Andrews, Frank M.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 3504

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 3 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: For this study, emphasis was placed on examination of the levels of violence which can be viewed as justified to bring about social control and social change. Also emphasized were the role of the respondents' personal values, their definitions of violence, and their identification with the groups involved in violence. A structured interview schedule contained both closed and open-ended questions. Some of the open-ended questions probed the respondents' general concerns, their concern about violence, and their views on the causes of and ways of preventing violence. Interviews were conducted during the summer of 1969 with a national sample of men aged 16-64, and with a supplementary sample of black men to permit separate analysis on the basis of race. There are 1,374 respondents weighted to 1,472, 7 cards of data per respondent, and 317 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: aggression. conflict. households. juvenile delinquency. property damage. social change. social control. violence. United States.


Blumenthal, Monica, Robert Kahn, Frank Andrews, and Kendra Head. Justifying Violence: Attitudes of American Men. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Institute for Social Research, 1972.

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