ERIC Number: ED062466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Danish and U. S. Racial Attitudes.
Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.; And Others
Whether there are real differences between attitudes of Danes and Americans toward outgroups or whether publicity and public relations have created the stereotype of each country has not been shown. An outgroup is referred to as a group receiving prejudice and discrimination. If there are basic differences in attitudes toward outgroups in Denmark and the U. S., the nature of these differences may help to understand just how general the concept of attitudes toward outgroups really is. The purpose of this study was to compare Danish and U. S. attitudes toward outgroups in a controlled study. The results of the study, using analysis of variance, indicated that white subjects, whether Danes or Americans, generally hold negative attitudes toward culturally relevant outgroup, but Danes did not feel quite as negative toward Mediterraneans as Americans did toward blacks. The results support the generalizability of the concept of the culturally relevant outgroup. (Author)
Descriptors: Bias, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Culture Contact, Culture Fair Tests, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Group Unity, Interpersonal Relationship, Race, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Social Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.