The relationship between favorable or unfavorable contact on the social distance attitudes of residence hall students toward residential subgroups

dc.contributor.advisor Daniel C. Robinson
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Patricia
dc.contributor.department Education
dc.date 2018-08-15T21:57:39.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:12:36Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1987
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.description.abstract <p>The purpose of this study was to examine the levels of tolerance held by residence hall students toward persons with various ethnic and religious backgrounds, behaviors and athletic team affiliations that might be found in the residence hall setting, and to determine the effect of previous favorable or unfavorable contact with those persons on tolerance attitudes;The tolerance levels of 784 residence hall students surveyed with a modified version of The Bogardus Social Distance Scale (1925). The favorableness of the contact was measured using a scale developed by Crull and Bruton (1985). Responses to both scales were examined by the students' ethnic backgrounds, sex, and length of time they had lived in the residence halls;White American students were most tolerant toward behavioral characteristics. Minority Americans were most tolerant toward ethnic groups. International students were least tolerant toward behavioral characteristics and athletes;Women were more tolerant of all groups than were men. There was no difference in the tolerance levels between newer residents and longer term residents;A low, but positive correlation was found between favorable contact and increased tolerance r =.43, p <.01. Students who had favorable contact with the groups were generally more tolerant than students with no contact or unfavorable contact. Students who had no contact were more tolerant than students who had negative contact.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/9300/
dc.identifier.articleid 10299
dc.identifier.contextkey 6355943
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-12171
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/9300
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/82385
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education and Teaching
dc.subject.keywords Professional studies in education
dc.subject.keywords Education (Higher education)
dc.subject.keywords Higher education
dc.title The relationship between favorable or unfavorable contact on the social distance attitudes of residence hall students toward residential subgroups
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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