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ERIC Number: EJ760673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Effects of Contact on the Prejudice between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites in the United States
Weaver, Charles N.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v29 n2 p254-274 2007
The growing Hispanic population has come into increasing contact with the larger population of non-Hispanic Whites. It is important to understand the effects of this contact on prejudice. The effects of six kinds of contact were examined for their effects on prejudice between Hispanics (n = 156) and non-Hispanic Whites (n = 1,479) who were participants in a recent survey representative of the U.S. population. Both groups were prejudiced, but in different ways. Contact reduced the prejudice of both groups, but it reduced it much more for non-Hispanic Whites. The findings suggested that prejudice between the two groups will almost certainly decline as contact increases. Questions were raised for further research. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States