Attitudes to minorities

Survey evidence of Western Australians' attitudes to Aborigines, Asians, and women

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Abstract

There is a need for contemporary measures of attitudes to minority groups in Australia. The present study presents survey evidence from a random sample of the Perth metropolitan area (N = 257) concerning attitudes to Aborigines, Asians, and women. Two new scales are developed, measuring attitudes to Aborigines and to Asians. One extant scale—the Women in Society Questionnaire—is used to measure attitudes to women. Results from reliability and factor analyses are presented for each scale, as is a breakdown of scale scores by a variety of demographic variables. It is concluded that the three scales are each useful for further applied work in the area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-143
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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