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ERIC Number: ED086361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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Racial Preferences in the Behavior of Black and White Children.
Coates, Brian; And Others
In a study of racial preferences, 48 same-sex pairs of first and second grade children played a question and answer game called "Paymaster." Following each of 10 answers by a Receiver (who was black or white), a Paymaster (who was black or white) distributed five chips, which were worth valuable prizes, to bowls for himself and the Receiver or to bowls for his best friend, who was not present, and the Receiver. Following the game each child was asked a series of sociometric questions about the other child. There was no evidence for differential giving of the chips (i.e., racial preferences) to either black or white Receivers by either black or white Paymasters. It was found that there was a greater number of chips given to both black and white Receivers by black Paymasters than by white Paymasters. Correlational analysis revealed a nonsignificant relationship between number of chips given and answers to the sociometric questions. The implications of the results for research on racial preferences in black and white children were discussed. (Author)
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Sponsor: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Research Council.
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