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ERIC Number: ED141734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Is There Ethnic Bias in Peer Appraisals in Tri-Ethnic Classes?
Peck, Robert F.; And Others
Five hundred twenty-two Anglo, 99 Black and 127 Chicano sixth-graders, in 53 classes were individually rated by randomized, tri-ethnic, classmate panels on work habits, self-control and interpersonal behavior. Self-ratings and achievement tests were also obtained. Analysis of variance tested for ethnic effects in raters, ratees and rater-ratee interaction (ethnic bias). No bias was found. All raters ranked Anglos high, Chicanos next, and Blacks below average (mean scores). Achievement tests and self-ratings yielded the same rank order. Peer rating gave a fair, valid picture of individual behavior. By unbiased evidence, including their own, Blacks had weightier problems. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)