This study examined generational status and acculturation in relation to stereotyping and prejudice towards African Americans among Anglo and Latino American, high school students. A sample of 597 Anglo and Latino high school juniors and seniors from the Fontana and Redlands School Districts participated in this study. Participants completed a questionnaire that included demographic, acculturation, prejudice, and stereotype measures. A series of analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were conducted to test hypotheses predicting ethnic differences among Anglo and Latino Americans in prejudice and stereotype endorsement. Results showed that Latinos endorsed more stereotypes stereotype than Anglos. No ethnic difference was found on prejudice toward African Americans. Structural Equation Models (EQS) examining the relation among acculturation, generational status, stereotypes, and prejudice fit the data well. Prejudice was influenced by the endorsement of negative stereotypes and was predicted by dominant society immersion. Generation status did not influence endorsement of stereotypes.
Colwick M. Wilson
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Prejudices; Adolescent psychology; Stereotype (Psychology); Social conflict; Intergroup relations; African Americans -- Psychology; Hispanic Americans -- Psychology
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Milner, Amite, "Latino Students' Prejudice and Stereotypes toward African Americans" (2006). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 705.
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