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An Empirical Investigation (article) of Inter-Ethnic Stereotypes: Comparing Asian American and African American Employees

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Intellectual Contribution by Norma Carr-Ruffino

Contribution Title

An Empirical Investigation (article) of Inter-Ethnic Stereotypes: Comparing Asian American and African American Employees

Publication

Public Personnel Management

Co-author

Jacquiline Gilbert, John C. Ivancevich, Millicent Lowenes-Jackson

Year

2003

Description

To explore the impact of stereotyping on jobs and promotions,the study is placed in the context of work situations and employment roles. Findings in a diverse student population of 127 undergraduate students showed that of the four groups, African American men were viewed most negatively. Specifically, they were seen as less competent and less polite than employees in any of the other three groups, and less serious about work than African American women and Asian American men. Results are discussed with regard to stereotype intervention and communications training necessary to coalesce efforts of diverse groups.

Complete Citation

"An Empirical Examination of Inter-Ethnic Stereotypes: Comparing Asian American and African American Employees" by Jacqueline Gilbert, Norma Carr-Ruffino, John C. Ivancevich, and Millicent Lownes-Jackson, Public Personnel Management, Summer 2003.

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