Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/144677
Title:
Prediction of Preschool Children's Ethnic Attitudes
Author:
Gilmore, Martha Louise.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Research addressing the etiology of prejudice has generally focused on attitudes toward Blacks and examined only one mechanism of formation at a time. This study investigated the demographic characteristics, recreation preferences, attitudes, and amounts of contact with different ethnic/racial groups of 40 Anglo preschool children and their parents in an attempt to identify factors associated with the development of prejudice. The Chicano Ethnic Attitude Measure (CEAM) was used to determine children's attitudes toward Chicanos. Parents responded to a structured interview. Variables reflecting children's and parents' recreational preferences and ethnic attitudes were able to significantly predict children's CEAM scores, while demographic characteristics and amount of contact variables showed a trend toward significance. Speculations as to which aspects of these areas mediate prejudice are offered.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
LCSH Subjects:
Children -- Attitudes - Cross-cultural studies; Racism -- United States
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Balch, Phil

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePrediction of Preschool Children's Ethnic Attitudesen_US
dc.creatorGilmore, Martha Louise.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGilmore, Martha Louise.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch addressing the etiology of prejudice has generally focused on attitudes toward Blacks and examined only one mechanism of formation at a time. This study investigated the demographic characteristics, recreation preferences, attitudes, and amounts of contact with different ethnic/racial groups of 40 Anglo preschool children and their parents in an attempt to identify factors associated with the development of prejudice. The Chicano Ethnic Attitude Measure (CEAM) was used to determine children's attitudes toward Chicanos. Parents responded to a structured interview. Variables reflecting children's and parents' recreational preferences and ethnic attitudes were able to significantly predict children's CEAM scores, while demographic characteristics and amount of contact variables showed a trend toward significance. Speculations as to which aspects of these areas mediate prejudice are offered.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren -- Attitudes - Cross-cultural studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshRacism -- United Statesen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBalch, Philen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPaulsen, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLevi, Danen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1320792en_US
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