ERIC Number: ED248822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Interracial Norms, Behavior and Attitudes among University Students.
Martinez, Alyce C.; Sedlacek, William E.
Student views concerning race relations and other contemporary issues were studied at the University of Maryland, College Park. Questionnaires were administered to 390 incoming freshmen, of whom 80 percent were White, 13 percent Black, 4 percent Asian, and 3 percent Hispanic. The first questionnaire was designed to elicit both attitudes and behavior toward members of racial groups other than one's own. For the second questionnaire, respondents indicated how they thought most college students felt about people holding certain values. Ten major factors were identified by factor analysis: interaction with other races, beliefs about racism within racial groups, racial social distance, perceived attitudes toward drug users, perceived attitudes toward dishonesty, perceived attitudes toward racism, perceptions of liberal attitudes, parental racial attitudes, social responsibility in racism, and perceived attitudes toward nontraditional beliefs. It was found that attitudes, behavior, and social norms represent independent domains, and that within each domain there are distinct areas of generalization. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Social Behavior, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Values
Counseling Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.