ERIC Number: ED072883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Characteristics as Factors in Social Modeling.
Hosford, Ray E.; de Visser, Louis A. J. M.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the interaction effects between ethnic characteristics (Anglo and Chicano) of social models and counselors on the acquisition and performance of modeled behaviors by male junior high school students of varying ethnic backgrounds. The study consisted of 76 eighth grade males enrolled in a school in Fillmore, California. There were 15 experimental treatment groups with 4 subjects in each and 2 control groups with 6 subjects in each. The counselors and subjects comprising the various groups were chosen to achieve a particular combination of ethnic characteristics. Treatments were repeated by different counselors who were male graduate students in counseling psychology. The experimental treatment consisted of 3 counseling interviews during which 4 videotape recordings demonstrating 4 decision-making behaviors were presented. The treatment procedures were evaluated by determing (1) the accuracy of the recall of the modeled decision-making and ethnic characteristics and (2) the frequency and variety of information-seeking activities in which the subjects engaged. Some of the findings were (1) that Anglo and Chicano social models were equally effective in promoting imitative behaviors among observers of either ethnic background and (2) that Anglo and Chicano counselors were equally effective in counseling students of either ethnic background. (NQ)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara.