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ERIC Number: ED028122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 20
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The Relationship Between Ethnic Prejudice and Student Teaching Behavior.
Cullen, Robert J.; Auria, Carl
A study was designed to determine (1) differences in ethnic prejudice between 43 student teachers in early childhood education, 124 in elementary, and 195 in secondary; (2) how prejudice toward Negroes differs from that toward other ethnic groups; and (3) the relationship of ethnic prejudice to various student teaching behavior characteristics. Student teachers were given Bogardus' Ethnic Distance Scale and Hinckley's Attitude Toward the Negro Scale to measure prejudice and a semantic differential scale to assess eight characteristics of teaching (such as rigidity and conformity) hypothesized to be related to prejudice. Content analyses of supervisor reports provided information about each student's behavior with regard to 22 characteristics (e.g., enthusiasm, self-confidence, adaptability). Analysis of variance, t test, and correlational procedures were used to derive the findings. No significant differences were found between the three groups. Prejudice toward Negroes was found to be greater than toward other ethnic groups. Correlations indicated that students rated high on presentation-communication, enthusiasm, professional attitude, and sense of humor evidenced less prejudice than others, and those who had difficulty assuming responsibility and accepting constructive criticism evidenced significantly more prejudice than others. (JS)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bogardus Social Distance Scale