ERIC Number: ED044476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Correlates of Attitudes Favorable to Racial Discrimination Among High School Students.
Chadwick, Bruce A.; And Others
The behavior-specific attitude "tendency to discriminate" is distinguished from the general tendency toward negative stereotyping (prejudice). Thirteen independent variables are evaluated as predictors of this tendency. Subjects were students in a racially integrated high school in the Pacific Northwest. Among white students, the most significant correlates of anti-black discriminatory attitudes are prejudice, parental social pressures, acceptance of political separatism, equal-status competition, and fear of future competition. Correlates of black students' tendencies to discriminate against whites are parental pressures, perceived institutional discrimination, assaultiveness, authoritarianism, and equal-status contact. There are indications that as the white student progresses through school the importance of peer pressures as predictors of discriminatory attitudes are enhanced while the role of fear of future competition declines. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (Author/DM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Note: Revised version of paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., 1970