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ERIC Number: ED409384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Pages: 13
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African American or Female: How Do We Identify Ourselves?
Bowman, Sharon L.; And Others
African American female college students attending either a predominantly African American or predominantly White coed institution were surveyed about their racial identity levels, sex role attitude levels, and perceptions of racism and sexism in a school-related vignette. There were 95 participants from the predominantly African American midwestern university, and 90 from the predominantly midwestern university A small sample of men was also surveyed. It was expected that women at the predominantly African American school would be more likely to perceive sex bias, while those at the predominantly white school would perceive race bias. The results indicate that women at the white school did perceive more race bias, but those at the African American school perceived both types of bias. Women at the two types of institutions did not differ in levels of feminist attitudes, but those at the predominantly African American school seemed to pay more attention to sexual discrimination. Comparison with the small sample of men shows that women have higher feminism scores and lower immersion (a measure of a pro-African American, anti-white attitude) scores than their male counterparts. Implications and limitations are discussed. (Contains two tables.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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