Evidence of Prejudice-Related Conflict and Associated Affect Beyond the College Setting
Previous research has shown that many college students are prone to prejudice-related discrepancies (i.e. their responses to stereotyped group members are more prejudiced than their personal standards suggest is appropriate), and they feel guilty as a result. Although there are reasons to suspect that this prejudice with compunction may be observed only among college students, the present findings suggest that this is not the case. White participants varying in educational attainment (from completed grade school or less to completed graduate school), age, and income completed prejudice, discrepancy, and affect measures. Replicating findings obtained with college participants, participants reported having discrepancies, and low-prejudice participants felt guilty as a result of detecting their discrepancies. The results generalized across all levels of education, age, and income. Implications for the potential success of prejudice reduction strategies are discussed. © 2002, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
Voils, CI; Ashburn-Nardo, L; Monteith, MJ
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