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ERIC Number: ED110841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-18
Pages: 32
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Racial Attitudes of One Group of Adult Educators.
Whaples, Gene C.
The study examines attitudes toward blacks of 127 randomly selected county level white 4-H and youth professionals in 12 Northeastern States (a 98 percent response rate). The subjects were randomly divided between one control and one treatment group and administered the Situational Attitude Scale, a racial attitude measurement instrument consisting of 10 bipolar semantic differential scales for each of 10 personal or social situations. The data indicate that the attitudes of white 4-H and youth professionals in the Northeastern Region of the U.S. are different toward blacks than toward whites (confirmed in 18 of the 100 items and 3 of the 10 situations). Support was not found for the four sub-hypotheses: that females have more negative attitudes toward blacks than do males, that older professionals have more negative attitudes toward blacks than do younger professionals, that persons who lived in a primarily rural environment during ages 1 to 10 hold more negative attitudes toward blacks than do those who lived in a primarily urban area during those years, and that persons who are not members of an integrated staff at the professional level hold more negative attitudes toward blacks than do those who are members of an integrated staff. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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