ERIC Number: ED316799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
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Hetero- and Autostereotyping in Pakistani, French, and American College Students.
McAndrew, Frank T.
This study explored hetero- and auto-stereotyping in 23 Pakistani students studying in the United States; 21 French and 20 American college students enrolled at the University of Besancon, France; and 59 American college students who had never lived or studied abroad. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in their native language in which they rated Americans, Pakistanis, and French on seven bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, open/closed, religious/anti-religious, generous/stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic. Results were analyzed by means of analysis of variance in three stages: (1) comparison of overall judgments of each group by each other group; (2) 21 comparisons (3 groups compared on 7 bipolar adjectives) to determine extent of cross-cultural agreement; (3) intragroup comparison of judgments to assess the degree to which subjects in each country discriminated among their stereotypes. Results showed a wide diversity of opinion among the different groups of students, and suggest that the context of intergroup contact should be considered in future stereotyping research. References are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: France; Pakistan; United States