ERIC Number: EJ813661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Friendships Influence Hispanic Students' Implicit Attitudes toward White Non-Hispanics Relative to African Americans
Aberson, Christopher L.; Porter, Michael K.; Gaffney, Amber M.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v30 n4 p544-556 2008
This study examined the role of Hispanic students' friendships with White non-Hispanics (n-Hs) and African Americans (AAs) in predicting implicit and explicit prejudices toward these groups. Participants (N = 73) completed implicit and explicit attitude measures and a friendship questionnaire. Friendships were associated with implicit attitudes such that participants with more White n-H than AA friends exhibited implicit favoritism for White n-Hs. Friendships did not influence explicit attitudes. The authors discuss findings relative to the unique contributions Hispanic samples make to research on the contact hypothesis, systems justification, and environmental association models of implicit attitudes.
Descriptors: Friendship, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship, White Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students, Hypothesis Testing, Mexican Americans
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