Racial Prejudice As A Function Of Religious Orientation Among College Students
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
This study examined the relationship between five types of religious orientation (Extrinsic, Intrinsic, Quest, Fundamentalism and Christian orthodoxy) and racial discrimination. Participants were asked to rate one of three scenarios depicting an individual of one of three races (White, Hispanic or Black). The scenarios depicted an individual who had committed an illegal activity. A significant difference between the three ratings was conceptualized as racial discrimination. Participants were also asked to complete the five religious scales mentioned above. No evidence of racial discrimination was found in population tested. Evidence indicated that those who scored high on the Fundamentalism scale tended to be more punitive than individuals who scored high on the other religious scales. At the same time those who scored high on the Quest scale tended to be less punitive.
© Maura L. Gomez
Gomez, Maura L., "Racial Prejudice As A Function Of Religious Orientation Among College Students" (1997). MSU Graduate Theses. 1008.