ERIC Number: ED097994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
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Ethnic Factors in Stereotypes of Given Names.
Garwood, S. Gray; McDavid, John W.
This paper presents preliminary explorations of the nature of differences in first-name stereotypes among three ethnic groups. A total of 147 white, black, and Spanish teachers were divided into five subgroups determined by their geographic location (Miami, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia) and ethnic grouping. Each subject was asked to rate his or her impressions of some typical names using a seven-point scale for each of nine semantic differential subscales. Results indicated that there do appear to be differences in the content and quality of first-name stereotypes among teacher subgroups. These differences seem more pronounced for female first-names and for names thought to carry undesirable stereotypes. Additionally, there is some evidence of a chauvinistic masculinity-femininity set among the Florida ethnic groups. (SDH)
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