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ERIC Number: EJ812727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0095-7984
Black College Students' Extropunitive and Intropunitive Responses to Prejudice: Implications for Concrete Attitudes toward School in a Predominantly White Institution
Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie; Smith, Joshua S.
Journal of Black Psychology, v34 n4 p479-493 2008
The present research examined whether individual differences in extropunitive (i.e., distrust, dislike, and discriminatory expectations of Whites) and intropunitive (i.e., internalization of society's disparaging views) responses to prejudice account for African Americans' concrete attitudes toward school (i.e., experience-based doubts about extrinsic rewards for scholastic effort), above and beyond or in conjunction with racial centrality. Seventy Black college students at a predominantly White urban institution completed measures of concrete attitudes, extropunitive and intropunitive responses to prejudice, and racial centrality. Results indicated that the more participants expected discrimination from Whites--especially when such prejudice was not internalized--the more negative their concrete attitudes toward school. Intropunitive responses were less important for concrete attitudes, especially for participants who were high in racial centrality. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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