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ERIC Number: ED057965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 12
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Perception of Self and Others as a Function of Ethnic Group Membership.
Cooper, James G.
The self-images of 407 Anglo American, 157 American Indian, 300 Mexican American, and 52 Negro rural high school students in New Mexico and Texas were compared in this study. Data from an 11-item semantic differential test were grouped in terms of 3 subsets: perceptions of self, feelings about school, and social variables. Although it had been expected that the study would reveal strong perceptions of self among the Anglo Americans and weak self-concepts among the ethnic minorities, the data revealed that each ethnic group saw itself in favorable light and saw the other groups less favorably. In the document, tables of means (by ethnic group) provide results of the bipolar-adjectives test. A list of participating schools is also included. (PS)
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Sponsor: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
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