ERIC Number: ED285217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Perceptions of Communication Discrimination.
Korzenny, Felipe; Schiff, Elizabeth N.
A study examined Hispanic perceptions of discriminatory behavior by Anglos, exploring four dimensions of perceived discrimination: the contexts/situations where Hispanics discern discrimination, the attributes perceived by Hispanics as eliciting discriminatory behavior, the characteristics of those Anglos perceived to be most likely to discriminate, and the behaviors that can be interpreted as discriminatory. Subjects, 112 self-identified Hispanics in the San Francisco Bay area, were interviewed by telephone in 1985. Results indicated that in most contexts/situations respondents felt that discrimination took place "once in a while"--but more frequently at work or school, at government offices or in department stores, and on the part of landlords. Findings showed that younger, richer, and more educated males were perceived as more likely to discriminate against Hispanics. Accent, national background, ways of speaking, and race were generally agreed upon as predictive of discrimination. (References and tables of data are attached.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)