Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 3 2008
Maun, Luisa J. and O'Leary, Brian J.
"Same, but different: understanding Asians' attitudes towards affirmative action,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 13
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol13/iss3/5