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ERIC Number: ED040238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Pages: 15
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Construction of an Attitude Behavior Scale of Blacks and Whites Toward Each Using Guttman Facet Design and Analysis.
Hamersma, Richard J.
This paper deals with a scale of attitudes of whites towards blacks and blacks towards whites, constructed using Guttmann's methods of facet analysis. The source of the scale was the finding by the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and other researchers that there was a consistent hierarchy of grievances in every major city surveyed. These grievances are believed to be strongly related to the attitudes held by blacks and whites in relation to each other. Using this information and the suggestions from personnel of the Urban Adult Education Institute and the Foundation for Racial Equality in Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Detroit, scales were constructed dealing with seven attitude content areas identified as being of crucial importance for interracial interaction. These scales and other psychological measures were then administered to two populations of college students. The final composite scale was found useful for assessing racial attitudes. Additionally, it was found that a person's racial attitudes could be predicted. [Because of size of the print, tables 3 and 8 may not be clearly readable in hard copy reproduction.] (JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association, New Orleans, La., March 21-26, 1970