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ERIC Number: ED048421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Pages: 15
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Prejudice as a Function of Intellectual Level and Cultural Information.
Sussman, Earl; Thompson, Glen Robbins
This study was designed to examine factors related to prejudice among fourth grade children from an inner city area of Chicago. A total of 91 children were sampled, 60 from "low-performing" and 31 from "high-performing" fourth grade rooms. Thirty of the low-performing children were assigned to the experimental condition and 30 to the control condition. The basis for grouping subjects (Ss) into "high" and "low" groups were group IQ scores and third grade scores on the Metropolitan Reading Test. The measure of prejudice included several subtests dealing with separate minority groups; it was administered to all groups prior to treatment. Then a two-week training period was given to the experimental group; this included historical and cultural information about several minority groups. During the two weeks of treatment the experimental group received 30 minutes of this program each school day. Then both groups received the posttest. Statistical analysis revealed that prejudice among these children varied inversely with intelligence, that the treatment program decreased the prejudice of experimental group Ss, that minority children showed a prejudice against themselves, and that the feelings minority children have about themselves were affected by the treatment program. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Illinois
Note: An Address Prepared for the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., February 5, 1971