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ERIC Number: ED083518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 19
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The Measurement of Black-White Adolescent Perceptions Through the Use of Varied Instructions.
Roberts, Kevin; Harshbarger, Dwight
Subjective (perceived) personality differences between blacks and whites were investigated in eleven personality dimensions. Subjects were forty black male and forty white male students from the ninth to twelfth grades. Subjects were assigned to one of two racial conditions corresponding to the subjects' own race; subjects were then randomly assigned under each racial group to one of four instruction conditions (Self Description, Peer Description, Heterorace Description, Projected Autorace Description). Analyses of variance revealed an instruction effect in the absence of a strong race effect. Race by instruction interactions were observed. Correlational analyses were also performed. Findings indicated that black and white self description were very similar. Blacks did not perceive whites as very different while whites perceived blacks as somewhat different from themselves. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting, 26 April 1973, Dallas, Texas