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ERIC Number: ED030908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 14
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Personality Differences Between Typical Urban Negroes and Whites.
Cameron, Paul; And Others
A Detroit study investigated the personality differences between typical urban Negroes and Whites. Subjects included 416 whites and 200 negroes over the age of 14. The following instruments were administered to all subjects: (1) the Cantor short form of the Barron Ego Strength scale, (2) the Eysenek Personality Inventory, (3) the Cameron Religious Dimensions scale, (4) the Sarrason Hostility scale, (5) the Birdie Masculinity-femininity check list, and (6) a set of rating scales. Results indicated: (1) similar scores for Negroes and Whites for the ego strength, extroversion, lie, masculinity-femininity, and liking-others-scale; (2) Negroes tested less "hostile", less neurotic, more religious, and claimed to feel better liked by people-in-general than whites. With respect to this latter result, post-hoc interviews of Negroes not involved in the study indicated that the sample Negroes might have interpreted the question as referring to other Negroes. Although not much confidence can be placed in this study's results because of its high rejection rate, it gains merit for using representative samples. (LS)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.