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Master of Science (MS)
The CPI (California Psychological Inventory) was administered to 395 high school students to determine if personality differences exist between rural and urban adolescents in Utah. Of those tested, 219 were selected from three rural schools and 176 were selected from three urban schools.
Ten of the eighteen individual scales of the CPI showed differences between rural and urban students at the P<.01 level and two more showed differences at the P<.05 level. Two of the four classes of scales showed differences at the P<.01 level, and the other two classes showed differences significant at the P<.05 level. In each case where significant differences were found, the differences favored the urban students. The results of this study indicate that the urban students in Utah tend to have more positive personality characteristics than the rural students.
Nelson, Benjamin K., "Rural-Urban Personality Differences in Utah Adolescents As Measured by the CPI" (1972). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5735.