ERIC Number: ED114437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of Racial Attitudes and Self Concepts in Urban Black Children. Final Report.
McAdoo, Harriette Pipes
This study compares information about the attitudes of black children in a predominantly black urban community with that from a previous study on Mississippi and Michigan children in which no difference in race attitudes and no relationship between racial attitudes and self-concept were found. The report studies a sample of four- and five-year-old black children, testing them on two occasions a year apart with the stated intent of assessing the impact of three demographic settings (an integrated northern area, an all black rural southern area, and an all black urban mid Atlantic area) on self-concept, racial attitudes, and self-identification. Self-concept and I.Q. were found to be positively related at the retesting. The D.C. children had good positive self-concepts and showed positive changes in self concept and I.Q. at the retesting. It is suggested that the black child feels better about himself when he is surrounded by those of a similar group membership. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Michigan; Mississippi