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ERIC Number: EJ765349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Reducing Prejudice on Campus: The Role of Intergroup Contact in Diversity Education
Berryman-Fink, Cynthia
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p511-516 Sep 2006
This study examines the role of contact with diverse groups on prejudice levels of 284 college students at three midwestern colleges. The effect of Amir's five contact factors was studied in relation to students' generalized prejudice as well as prejudice toward people who differ from them in race, sex, and sexual orientation. Results show the reduction of general and specific prejudice was significantly associated with contact that occurs between equals, and contact that is interpersonal, cooperative, rewarding, and positively sanctioned by students' institutions and social networks. The article discusses implications for diversity programs and provides institutional strategies for creating meaningful diversity education on college campuses. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A