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ERIC Number: ED175991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Racial Attitudes of Black Preschoolers as Related to Parental Civil Rights Activism.
Branch, Curtis; Newcombe, Nora
Racial preference and racial attitudes were assessed in a group of black preschoolers between 4 and 5.5 years of age using the Clark Doll Test and Preschool Racial Attitudes Measure (PRAM) II. Parents were classified as activists or nonactivists based on their history of civil rights activism as revealed by a questionnaire. Racial attitudes of the children of activists and nonactivists, as assessed by PRAM II, were not significantly different. Results of the Clark Doll Test showed that the children of activists were significantly more likely to prefer the white doll, although a marginally significant interaction with sex suggested this was primarily true of females. Suggestions that activism has led to historical increases in black preference by black children are questioned by these data. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clark Doll Test; Preschool Racial Attitude Measure