Correlation Between Parents Having College Educations and Tolerance

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    According to a study by Professor Seth Ovadia of Bowdoin College and Professor Laura Moore of Hood College, people who have college degrees are more tolerant because they were exposed to different mindsets, curriculum, and other students' differing cultures.    The study portended that when students are exposed to different cultures, they tend to be more open and accepting of those cultures.    One student reported that her mother who is college educated is more accepting of divergent views while another students indicated that his parents who were not college educated were more intolerant and unaccepting of views that are different from the family dynamic.   

    Besides that, I believe that parents who are college educated are more liberal and open towards their children.  They tend to consider their children as individual beings as opposed to non-college educated parents who view their children as appendages.  College educated parents also make for more mature parents.   These parents who more likely to use constructive disciplinary methods as opposed to parents without college education who tend to use more physical and harsh displinary methods.    Parents who are college educated also are less authoritarian than parents who are not college educated.   Do you agree or disagree with this premise?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe there is a correlation but not strong. The culture and residency (rural vs. urban) variables are highly correlated to liberal parenting!

    2. profile image56
      leadershipskillsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on the culture and norms of that society or community as well. There are for sure to be several factors influencing the parenting style of any country/community, parents' education cannot be viewed in isolation, in my humble opinion.

  2. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago

    Was it proven that college education made these parents more tolerant, more liberal, and less authoritarian? Or is it possible that people who are this way are just more likely to go to college?

  3. Reality Bytes profile image86
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    You talk about individuals and then place them in a group?

    Not enough to divide people by race, wealth, religion, now we need to divide people by education?

  4. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    I don't think it would be education alone. I think it's over all personal growth of the inner self to a level that enables ability to look and accept, we are part of a whole rather than thinking, we are the whole tongue if that makes any sense lol


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