ERIC Number: ED298401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Attitudes toward Women among Black and White University Students.
Silver, N. Clayton; And Others
Research dealing with attitudes toward women comparing black and white, male and female university students has had mixed results, but research on this topic has used a variety of measures. This study used black (N=162) and white (N=155) college students who completed Spence and Helmreich's 15-item Attitudes toward Women Scale which considers women's roles in the family and in society in general. A significant main effect for sex indicated that women were more liberal; there was neither a main effect of race nor a sex x race interaction. Results are consistent with previous research suggesting that as blacks are more fully integrated with the white community, blacks will assume some of the same sex role attitudes of whites, and race may not be a factor in large urban areas. The findings may be related to actual social change or to the sample studied. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (34th, Tulsa, OK, April 21-23, 1988).