Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1998

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate college students’ attitudes towards biracial children. The independent variables investigated were gender, age, classification, ethnic background, and major. Scores from the Attitudes Toward Biracial Children Scale were utilized as the dependent variable. The sample consisted of 105 college students. Four composite null hypotheses were tested at the .0500 level of significant employing a three-way analysis of variance (general linear model), and one with a single-factor analysis of variance. A total of 60 comparisons were made plus 56 recurring. Of the 60 comparisons, 16 were for main effects. Of the 16 main effects, 8 were statistically significant at the .0500 level. Of the 60 comparisons, there were 44 interactions, 9 were statistically significant at the .0500 level. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. Younger students have a more positive attitude toward the individual and biracial children than older students, 2. White students have a more positive attitude toward society and biracial children than non-white students, 3. Gender and age should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 4. Gender and classification should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 5. Age and classification should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 6. Gender, age and classification should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 7. Classification and ethnic background should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 8. Age and ethnic background should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 9. Age, classification and ethnic background should be interpreted concurrently for family and biracial children, 10. Classification and ethnic background should be interpreted concurrently for individual and biracial children, and 11. Classification and ethnic background should be interpreted for total attitude toward biracial children.

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Copyright 1998 Quentin Choice

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