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ERIC Number: ED079656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 12
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Sex Stereotyping in a Selected Sample of Black American Adolescents.
Wilson, Maurice T.; Koeske, Gary F.
The present study investigated three major hypotheses: (1) that black respondents' judgments of black targets would show greater uniformity than their judgments of white targets; (2) that, contrary to trends in white samples, black males would be perceived less positively than black females; and (3) that self-ratings for black males would be less positive than those for black females. The questionnaire was administered to 48 black male and 72 black female seniors at a predominantly black metropolitan area high school. Results indicate that although all black targets are more uniformly viewed than white men or women, black male targets are less positively viewed than black female targets. However, black male respondents' self-perception was found to be equally positive to that of black females. Data support the contention that the black family structure, devised to cope with a dominant, antagonistic white society, has produced an alteration in sex roles vis a vis the white subculture. (Author)
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