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Comparative validation of self-report measures of negative attitudes towards Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders

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Skinner, TC and Blick, J and Coffin, J and Dudgeon, P and Forrest, S and Morrison, D, Comparative validation of self-report measures of negative attitudes towards Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, Rural and Remote Health, 13 Article 1959. ISSN 1445-6354 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 TC Skinner, J Blick, J Coffin, P Dudgeon, S Forrest, D Morrison, 2013. A licence to publish this material has been given to James Cook University,http://www.rrh.org.au

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Abstract

Introduction: This study sought to determine the construct validity of two self-report measures of attitudes towards AboriginalAustralians and Torres Strait Islanders against an implicit measure of attitude. Method: Total of 102 volunteer participants completed the three measures in a randomized order. The explicit measures ofprejudice towards Aboriginal Australians were the Modern Racism Scale (MRS) and the Attitudes Towards Indigenous Australians Scale (ATIAS). The implicit attitudes measure was an adaptation of the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and utilised simple drawn head-and-shoulder images of Aboriginal Australians and White Australians as the stimuli. Results: Both explicit measures and implicit measure varied in the extent to which negative prejudicial attitudes were held by participants, and the corresponding construct validities were unimpressive. The MRS was significantly correlated with the IAT, (r=.314;p<.05) where the ATIAS was not significantly correlated with IAT scores (r=.12).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aboriginal Australian; attitudes; prejudice; validity
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Social psychology
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status and outcomes
UTAS Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:88125
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2014-01-13
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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