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ERIC Number: ED097596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 19
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Proxemic Behavior as a Function of Race and Sex.
Banks, Donald L.
The utilization of personal space as a function of race and sex was the subject of this investigation. The specific focus of the study was to discover if blacks within American society learn and enact different personal space definitions from those of the majority culture. A 2 x 2 factorial analysis of variance with repeated measures on two factors was employed. Subjects were exposed, via video tape stimulus material, to four social interaction scenes in which the race and sex of the model and confederate were systematically varied. Results showed significantly different preferences for social interaction distances between black and white subjects. Interpretation of these results is discussed from the possible causative factors to be found in the social psychology of American society. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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