ERIC Number: ED074418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Differential Faculty Attitudes Towards Blacks, Females and Students in General.
Christensen, Kathleen C.; Sedlacek, William E.
This project assessed faculty attitudes at the University of Maryland toward undergraduates in general, blacks, and females by administering three forms of a questionnaire to 204 faculty members. The items on the questionnaire were identical except that the word "black" was inserted in one form and the word "female" in another. The overall results showed that faculty were generally more positive toward blacks and females than toward undergraduates in general. The faculty stereotype for blacks was one of serious, hardworking, outspoken students who often deserve greater punishment for breaking rules. Females were seen as the best, hardest working, most creative students. Although faculty members may not hold these attitudes, the authors conclude that the direction of their over-compensation suggests that they may at least be aware of potential prejudices toward blacks and females. References and questionnaire results are included. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.