Methodological Issues in Predicting Discrimination from Attitudes, Prejudices, and Stereotypes
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
A central question forsocial psychologists is towhat extent attitudes, prejudice, and stereotypes are precursors of ethnic and racial discrimination.Operationalized, this question can be framed as theextent measures of such constructspredictdifferential treatment of individuals from one group compared to a comparison group. Yet, in the literature, it is common to substitute this operationalization for a simpler one: measures predictingbehavior toward a single group. We argue that this simpler operationalization lacks validity and yields uninformative effect sizes. We provide several suggestions onhowto include, and make most use of, comparison groups,when predicting discrimination
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 27 p.
Working paper series / Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, 2015:12
Research subject Social Sciences, Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-50622DiVA: diva2:911364