Accent-Based Prejudice in Preschool Children
Prejudice, Children, Preschool Racial Attitudes Measure
Child Psychology | Inequality and Stratification | Race and Ethnicity
This study examined the presence of accent-based prejudice in Southern California preschool children (32 males, 24 females, mean age = 56 months). After hearing a pre-recorded story, participants rated a fictional character who spoke with Hispanic and Standard American English (SAE) accents. Ratings were made using a modified form of the Preschool Racial Attitudes Measure II (PRAM-II). No significant differences were found between participants' ratings of the Hispanic and SAE accents. Since accent-based prejudice has been found in studies with adults, future research may be warranted to determine at what age or developmental stage this type of prejudice may appear.
Department 1 Awarding Honors Status
Springsted, J. P. (2007). Accent-Based Prejudice in Preschool Children (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/39