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ERIC Number: ED138908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 17
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Aggressive Behavior of Anglo- and Mexican-Americans Toward High- and Low-Status Sources of Frustration.
Herndon, W. Cliff; Davis, Loren
Seventy-two unselected male and female Anglo- and Mexican-American drivers found their progress blocked by a car that failed to move after a traffic light turned green. These experimental trials were systematically varied among six intersections in a city of dual ethnic population. Half the subjects in each ethnic class were frustrated by an old (low status) experimental car; the others by a new, expensive (high status) model. Patterns of aggressive horn-honking directed toward the high- and low-status sources of frustration were elicited and tested by Chi-square analyses. Findings were that overall aggression did not differ from levels reported in the antecedent study; that Mexican Americans displayed more total aggression than did Anglo-Americans; and, at variance with the published study, Mexican Americans displayed greater aggression toward the high-status source of frustration. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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