ERIC Number: ED052473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Toward Family Planning and Fears of Genocide as a Function of Race Consciousness.
Turner, Castellano B.; Darity, William
Demographic information, attitudes toward family planning and family planning agencies, fears of race genocide, and degree of race consciousness were elicited, by interviews, from a random sample of residents within several black communities of an urban area. A significant, positive relationship was found between race consciousness and the number of children desired, but not between race consciousness and agreement with the notion of family size limitation for black people generally. Moreover, reported use of birth control did not relate to race consciousness. Finally, race consciousness was not found to relate to endorsement of any of a series of statements concerning race genocide. An interpretive discussion indicates, among other things, the probable complex origins of race genocide fears. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Convention in Detroit, Michigan, May 6-8, 1971