ERIC Number: ED219661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Social Stereotypes and Self Concept.
Clark, Maxine L.
Group- and self-identity are issues that have concerned sociologists and psychologists over time. Although the importance of group attitudes has been well established theoretically as an element in self-evaluations, empirical evidence has lagged. To investigate the relationship between racial and gender stereotypes and self-concept, black (N=51) and white (N=66) college students were asked to describe self, black, white and Asian Americans, women and men. They also rated 84 adjectives on a favorability scale. Results showed differences in social stereotypes of black and white students. The highest favorability scores were associated with self ratings, while the least favorable stereotype was that held of white Americans. Women had higher favorability scores than men. In general, the findings suggest that social stereotypes are related to self-concept, but the extent of this relationship depends on the type of social stereotype assessed, the dimensions of self-concept studied, and the race and sex of subjects measured. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Group Attitudes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).