ERIC Number: ED102258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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An Investigation of Personality Characteristics of Negroes Attending a Predominantly White University and Negroes Attending a Predominantly Black College.
Brown, Nina W.
Research into the personality characteristics of Negroes attending a predominantly white university and a predominantly black college was conducted. The colleges are both in an urban area with tuition, student enrollment, and course offerings approximately the same at both schools. Their major difference is in the composition of the student body. Approximately 98 percent of the students attending the university are white, and approximately 98 percent of the students attending the college are black. Therefore, it would appear that one of the areas involved in deciding which school to attend is personality. Full-time Negro students at sophomore level and attending the university above formed Group 1, a random sample of Negro students at the predominantly black college formed Group 2, and Group 3, was comprised of a random sample of white students attending the university. Each group was administered both the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) and the Adjective Checklist (ACL). An analysis of the data revealed the black students at the university tended to score more like their white counterparts than like the black students at the predominantly black college. The results for the two black groups were combined and factor analyzed. The factor structure for the black population on the CPI differed significantly from previously reported studies. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Psychological Inventory