ERIC Number: ED465131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Children's Attitudes toward Race and Gender.
Warner, Juliet L.
An implicit assumption in the majority of literature looking at development of prejudice in children is that race prejudice and sex prejudice are equivalent across groups; that is, sex bias is not conditional on race, and likewise race bias is not conditional on sex bias of the child. However, Warner, Fishbein, Ritchey and Case (2001) found strong three-way race-sex/rater-target interactions when comparing children's same race-same sex group perceptions with their perceptions of the other three race-sex groups, as measured by their instrument, the Scale of Children's Attitudes toward Race and Gender-I (SCATRG-I). The goals for the current study were as follows: to develop from the SCATRG-I a more psychometrically sound instrument; to compare race-sex groups same race-same sex group perceptions with their perceptions of out-groups; and to assess the validity of the SCATRG-II. To achieve the latter goal, the SCATRG-II was qualitatively compared to the Three Best Friends peer nomination technique. The SCATRG-II showed strong psychometric properties. The children again showed consistent same race-same sex group preferences and anti- other race-other sex group biases. While the pattern was not perfectly consistent, the Three Best Friends analyses showed the children to choose same race-same sex children as best friends most often. Two appendixes contain items form the SCATRG-I and II. (Contains 55 references, 6 tables, and 3 figures.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Thesis, University of Cincinnati.