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Assessing outgroup prejudice among secondary school pupils in northern England: Introducing the Outgroup Prejudice Index

Brockett, Adrian, Village, Andrew and Francis, Leslie J. (2012) Assessing outgroup prejudice among secondary school pupils in northern England: Introducing the Outgroup Prejudice Index. Research in Education, 83. pp. 67-77.

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Abstract

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 2,982 teenagers attending schools in northern England who indicated their religion as ‘Muslim’, ‘Christian’ or ‘No religion’. The scale demonstrated internal consistency reliability among both Asian (Cronbach's alpha = 0.78) and white (Cronbach's alpha = 0.85) 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: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7227/RIE.83.6
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
School/Department: School of Education
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/471

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