Accession Number : ADA114901

Title :   Stereotyping among Hispanic and Mainstream Navy Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Triandis,Harry C ; Marin,Gerardo ; Betancourt,Hector ; Lisansky,Judith ; Setiadi,Bernadette

PDF Url : ADA114901

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The mainstream and Hispanic Navy recruits' perceptions of Black-White-, Puerto Rican-, Cuban-, and Mexican-Americans and Chicanos were examined. The autostereotypes of both Mainstream and Hispanics were quite positive. The heterostereotypes--of the Mainstream sample perceiving Hispanics and the Hispanics perceiving the Mainstream--were also positive, though not quite as much as the autostereotypes. There was considerable covergence between the auto-and the heterostereotypes. The auto-and heterostereotypes of the Mainstream were clearer, that is, respondents showed much agreement among themselves that a particular attribute is linked to a stimulus group. The corresponding auto- and hetero-stereotypes of the Hispanics were less clear. There was clear evidence of ethnocentric bias, that is, each group saw itself as 'very good' and the other groups as only 'good.' All stereotypes were of low intensity. Contrasts between these data and what is reported in the literature suggests that Hispanic Navy recruits differ from the kinds of Hispanics described in the literature. Hispanic Navy recruits have a more positive autostereotype and also view the Mainstream more favorably than has been reported in the literature.

Descriptors :   *Perception(Psychology), *Recruits, *Hispanics, Naval personnel, Bias

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE