ERIC Number: ED065520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Choice of Racial Referent as a Variable in Racial Attitude Measurement.
Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.; Sedlacek, William E.
The same Situational Attitude Scale (SAS) social and personal situations and items used in Sedlacek and Brooks' (1970a,b) study were used in the current study. Four forms, neutral (A1), black (B1), white (A2) and Negro (B2) were administered to a sample (N=653) of prospective University of Maryland students attending a summer orientation program during a week selected at random. The results of this study closely paralleled the original study; i.e., whites generally respond more negatively to blacks in a situation than if race were not mentioned. The results also show that the subjects did not differentiate between no reference to race and mentioning white or between blacks and Negroes in situations. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.
Identifiers: Situational Attitude Scale (Sedlacek and Brooks)