ERIC Number: ED065521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Measuring Prejudicial Attitudes in a Situational Context: A Report on a Danish Experiment.
Chaples, Ernest A.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of white Danish university students toward blacks and Mediterranean foreign workers. The Situational Attitude Scale (SAS) was translated into Danish Forms A (no reference to race), B (black) and C (Mediterranean foreign worker) and administered to 274 white students at Copenhagen and Aarhus Universities. Results of analyses of variance and Sheffe post hoc comparisons indicated that white Danes were consistently pro-black but had strong negative feelings toward Mediterranean foreign workers. In fact, Danes viewed Mediterranean foreign workers much as whites from the United States view blacks. The implications for public policy in Denmark are discussed, as is the appropriateness of the SAS methodology in assessing racial and ethnic attitudes across cultures. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.
Identifiers: Situational Attitude Scale (Sedlacek and Brooks)