Assessing outgroup prejudice among secondary school pupils in northern England : introducing the Outgroup Prejudice Index
Brockett, Adrian, Village, Andrew and Francis, Leslie J.. (2010) Assessing outgroup prejudice among secondary school pupils in northern England : introducing the Outgroup Prejudice Index. Research in Education , Vol.83 (No.1). pp. 67-77. ISSN 0034-5237
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The Outgroup Prejudice Index is a six-item scale that uses social distance to assess prejudice towards ethnic and religious out groups among Asians and Whites. It was developed among a sample of 2982 teenagers attending schools in northern England who indicated their religion as either ‘Muslim’, ‘Christian’ or ‘no religion’. The scale demonstrated internal consistency reliability among both Asian (Cronbach’s alpha = .78) and White (Cronbach’s alpha = .85) pupils. The scale demonstrated construct validity in two ways: scores were correlated with a second scale based on stereotyped attitudes, and were also lower among those with friends in outgroups, suggesting the index was a valid measure of ethnic or religious outgroup prejudice.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Prejudices, Social distance, Adolescent psychology, Teenagers -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research in Education|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Official Date:||May 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 67-77|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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