Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Committee Member

Kevin M. Marett

Number of Pages



In the fall of 1990, a survey was conducted to examine the attitudes of 79 college students toward the world food crisis. The findings from this study were then compared with the results from a study conducted in 1975 which examined the attitudes of 72 college students toward the world food crisis. The survey questionnaire constructed for the 1975 study was used in the 1990 study. In the 1990 study, only two categories showed significant change: (1) subjects felt less personally threatened by the food crisis than in 1975, and (2) respondents felt less sure that population control offered any hope of a solution; Respondents attitudes were compared within three subgroups in the 1975 study: science/non-science majors, freshman/seniors, and frequent/infrequent church attendance. In the 1990 study, these three groups, plus female/male, were examined. Differences in attitudes between the 1975 and the 1990 study are reported in all categories.


Attitudes; College; Crisis; Food; Students; Toward; World

Controlled Subject

Social service; Public policy

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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