ERIC Number: ED025554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Minority Group Identification and Societal Integration.
Noel, Donald L.
Strong positive identification with a specific group is potentially both functional and dysfunctional for the solidarity of an encompassing larger social system. The impact of strong ethnic group identification upon societal integration is here explored by analyzing data obtained from 515 Negroes as part of the Cornell Studies in Intergroup Relations. Independent three-item measures of militant group pride and general group disparagement provide a means of classifying respondents as positive, negative, or ambivalent in their orientation toward the in-group. Group identification is related to a variety of measures of orientation toward non-Negroes (e.g., anti-white prejudice) and the general society (e.g., community identification), and the data consistently reveal a significant positive relation between ethnic group identification and orientation toward the broader society. (Author)
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Identifiers: Black Muslims; Cornell Studies in Intergroup Relations
Note: Paper presented at 1966 ASA meeting (Miami Beach, Fla.)