ERIC Number: ED040263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Some Effects of Audio-Visual Techniques on Racial Self-Concept. Final Report.
Teahan, John E.
This investigation was an attempt to follow up previous research dealing with the impact of films of successful Negro professionals, who had come from impoverished beginnings, on the self-concept and level of aspiration of Negro youth. Students from three schools saw 12 films of six black professionals and six white professionals on a once-a-week basis. Controls who saw no films were drawn from each school. Another school saw only six black films on a weekly basis, while its control was a school from a similar nieghborhood which saw no films. Students who saw films changed significantly following the films in terms of their evaluation of white photographs, with lower socioeconomic males becoming more negative toward white faces following the films. Experimentals also changed significantly in their rejection of attitudes of white superiority, while controls moved in the opposite direction, showing less racial pride over time. No differences between experimentals and controls appeared in terms of desired goals or predicted success. The results are held to support the hypothesis that the first change in terms of a more positive self-concept among Negroes may be a more negative attitude toward whites as they attempt to explode the myth of white superiority for themselves and redirect hostility previously turned inward toward self. For related earlier report, see ED 013 862. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (RJ)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Black Community, Black Students, Control Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, Experimental Groups, Hypothesis Testing, Instructional Films, Negative Attitudes, Predictive Measurement, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires, Racial Attitudes, Self Concept, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.