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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

13

Number

3

Page Numbers

pages 42-61

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2008

Abstract

Organizations often use affirmative action plans to increase demographic diversity, but, the success of these plans depends on employee attitudes. Attitudes toward affirmative action differ among racial groups, with Blacks having more favorable attitudes than Hispanics, Asians, and Whites (e.g., Bell, Harrison, & McLaughlin, 1997). To correct a paucity of literature that includes a large Asian American sample, Asian participants from various ethnicities, such as Indian, Filipino, and Vietnamese, (N = 181) completed several online questionnaires at surveymonkey.com about affirmative action attitudes (Attitude Towards Affirmative Action Scale), collectivism/individualism (Triandis & Gelfand, 1998) , and ethnic identity (Multigroup Measure of Ethnic Identity, MEIM). There were positive relationships between the horizontal dimension of the collectivism/ individualism construct, collectivism, ethnic identity, and attitudes toward affirmative action. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

20 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 3 2008

Rights

Under copyright.

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Psychology Commons

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