Intergroup anxiety of African-American and international students

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dc.contributor.advisor Stevenson, Michael R. en_US Canel, Deniz en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:08Z 2011-06-03T19:39:08Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2000 .C36 en_US
dc.description.abstract Stephan and Stephan (1985) introduced intergroup anxiety theory which encompasses situations in which people interact with individuals from different racial, ethnic, cultural backgrounds, namely the "outgroup". In the present study, the researcher aimed to compare intergroup anxiety of International students and African-American students when they expected to interact with ingroup members versus outgroup members, namely White-American students. The participants were presented with pictures and demographic information of hypothetical participants and were told that they would interact with these other participants in a nonverbal game. It was expected that intergroup anxiety would be lower when participants expected to interact with ingroup members, compared to the condition when they expected to interact with outgroup members. The results indicated that anxiety towards ingroup members was not significantly different from the anxiety towards outgroup members. It was found that African-American students had significantly lower levels of trait anxiety compared to International students.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent v, 58 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intercultural communication -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anxiety -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American college students -- Psychological testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students, Foreign -- Psychological testing -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Race relations -- Testing. en_US
dc.title Intergroup anxiety of African-American and international students en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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