ERIC Number: ED328164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
White Student Attitudes about African American Students in a University Setting. Research Report #9-90.
Molla, Bekele; Westbrook, Franklin D.
This report presents the results of a study that compared the attitudes of White university students toward African American students and discusses their perceptions about the classroom and campus environments. The study revealed that White students who had shared a dormitory room with a person of a different racial group and evaluated the experience as good, expressed more positive attitudes about African American people than those who labelled their experiences as bad. Similarly, White students who were enrolled in classes taught by African American instructors expressed less hostility toward African American students. Positive attitudes toward African American students were related to White students' expressions of positive self-confidence, a sense of security in the academic environment, appreciation of interracial interactions, and recognition of contributions by women to academia. Contains 16 references. (Author/GLR)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Environment, College Environment, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Racial Relations, Student Attitudes, White Students
Division of Testing, Research, and Data Processing, The Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: African Americans; University of Maryland College Park