ERIC Number: ED439451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Racial Group Orientation and Social Outcomes: Summarizing Relationships Using Meta-Analysis.
Allen, Mike; Bradford, Lisa; Grimes, Denis; Cooper, Erica; Howard, Loretta; Howard, Undraye
This meta-analysis seeks to provide a better understanding of the relationship between racial orientation and a person's relationship with social institutions. It explores relationships between racial group orientation and four outcome variables: educational achievement, propensity toward criminal activities, indicators of psychological adjustment, and indicators of sociability. The results indicate that the degree to which a person has a positive view of his/her own racial group demonstrates a 38% improvement in academic success, a 50% increase in positive mental adjustment, a 27% decrease in delinquency, and a 35% improvement in sociability. The findings support an earlier meta-analysis (Allen, Howard, & Grimes, 1997) that demonstrates a positive relationship between higher levels of self-esteem and a more positive view of one's own racial group. The findings generate continued support for those arguing for the necessity of maintaining a positive image of one's own racial group as a prerequisite for positive social outcomes. (Contains 54 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (85th, Chicago, Illinois, November 4-7, 1999).