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TitleAn extension of aversive racism theory : are Asian students judged guiltier of academic misconduct than their caucasian counterparts?
AuthorBolger, Gregory S. (Gregory Shane), 1961-
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009. Psychology
Paginationviii, 58 leaves : ill.
SubjectAsian students--Public opinion; Caucasian race--Attitudes; Cheating (Education)--Psychological aspects; Racism--Psychological aspects;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Psychology
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 47-55)
AbstractDovidio and Gaertner's (2004) aversive racism theory was tested on a sample of students (96.5% Caucasian) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A Pilot study (Study 1) revealed no aversive racism against Asian targets. In Study 2, first-year social science students (128 women, 63 men, 3 of gender unspecified) made judgments about the guilt of a Caucasian, an Asian, or an 'International student' target featured in one of three scenarios prejudged as Low, Moderate, or High in level of academic dishonesty. Participants judged the Asian target as guiltier of academic dishonesty than the Caucasian target in the Moderate and High-guilt scenario conditions. The significant differences found here are, however, to be interpreted cautiously. Given that nine planned comparisons were performed on the data, the possibility of Type I error is greatly increased. There is no conclusive evidence that aversive racism was found in the sample of students surveyed in this research.
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera2953005
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
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