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Study Shows Stereotypes Don’t Apply

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The North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service conducted a study of community leaders in forty rural counties of North Carolina. Led by Dr. Maurice Voland, an extension sociology specialist at North Carolina State University, the study examined the leaders’ degree of flexibility-rigidity and their community orientation. Overall, the leaders tend to be more flexible and more community-oriented than their national counterparts, and they do not fit the stereotypes of being old and poorly educated.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 11 Issue 10, Oct 1979, p4