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A comparative study of perceptions about social relations between black Caribbean nationals and African Americans in a black institution


1998 1998

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Abstract (summary)

The present study researched how first-generation black national Caribbean groups and native born black Americans perceived each other socially within an African American institution. Each group rated the other group on items dealing with perceived social relations. Two black ethnically-distinct communities totaling 151 participants were studied. Chi-square ($\chi\sp2$) and one-way analyses of variances (ANOVAs) were employed to test the collected data. The study yielded results about the researched groups that supported both the major findings in the review literature and the thesis's hypothesis; namely, that black Caribbean nationals tend to perceive that they relate socially more with their own group than with African Americans even as mutual participants in a monoracial institution. The present study was unique, as it incorporated a multinational Caribbean group and an African American group that the literature has not previously researched together, and especially as it surveyed these two groups in the context of a black-owned institution.

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Subject
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology;
Social psychology;
African Americans
Classification
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
0451: Social psychology
0325: African Americans
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology
Title
A comparative study of perceptions about social relations between black Caribbean nationals and African Americans in a black institution
Author
Orezzoli, Max C. E.
Number of pages
70
Publication year
1998
Degree date
1998
School code
1023
Source
MAI 37/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599058774, 0599058773
Advisor
Osborne, William T.
University/institution
Florida International University
University location
United States -- Florida
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1391842
ProQuest document ID
304478497
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304478497
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