Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to try to measure the perceived effect of three films upon L. D. S. college student's attitudes toward premarital affection immediately after viewing each film and over a time interval of three to four weeks. The sample consisted of seven health classes (180 males and 195 females in total) in the Department of Health Education at the Brigham Young University. A questionnaire was devised by the investigator and used as the instrument to determine the student's perceived attitudes toward premarital affection.

The students evidenced significance change in the conservative direction only after viewing the film "How Do I Love Thee." None of the three films effected attitude change over the time interval of three to four weeks. The favorable response, positive respones, and the perceived contributed information given for each film dropped over the time interval of three to four weeks.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life

Rights

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Date Submitted

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm176

Keywords

Sexual ethics, Motion pictures, Moral aspects, ethical aspects, Mormon doctrine, Morality, Chastity

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