The purpose of this research is to better understand the attitudes of University of Central Florida students concerning the stereotypes, myths, and ideologies related to social class inequality. This research measures gender, race, social class, and level of exposure to the lower class as key factors in students' beliefs. The data were collected through the use of self-administered surveys distributed to 1496 UCF students from a variety of different colleges on the Orlando campus. The most significant findings were in relation to the "work hard, get ahead" ideology, as well as the equal opportunity myth. This is a non-probability sample; however, the sample reflects the demographics of the current UCF population.
"Social Class Justifications: The Capitalist Conspiracy?,"
The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 3:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/urj/vol3/iss1/1