Measuring Children’s Ethnic Prejudice

Srisiuni, Srisiuni and Sutjipto, Sari Dewi and Yudiarso, Ananta and Yusof, Aminuddin Mohd (2010) Measuring Children’s Ethnic Prejudice. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, 25 (4). pp. 289-293. ISSN 0215 - 0158

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The validity of Doyle and Aboud ‘s Multi-Response Racial Attitude (MRA) test was examined using Surabaya’s Javanese (SJ) and Chinese (SC) children’s pictures projected in multimedia, including the development of racial prejudice among the participants. MRA (Kline, 2005) uses six children pictures from three different ethnic groups. To encourage children’s responses, their attitude was measured through a computer program. Children from 5-6 years (N = 82) and from 9-11 years (N = 86) from Muslim, Christian, public and private schools were participating in this study. A criterion-related validity was tested by correlating the new MRA test and the Ethnocentrism Scale (E-scale) test of prejudicial attitude. Only the third set of MRA’s test is correlated significantly with E-scale (r = .469, p< .05). Older SJ children seems to develop prejudice more than the younger ones, on the other hand the SC children have much less prejudice towards SJ children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children’s prejudice, MRA
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Srisiuni Sugoto 5125
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 07:23
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 07:21

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