The research was undertaken as an undergraduate research project by the first author under the supervision of the second author.
Ethnicity, Idiocentrism–Allocentrism, and Intergroup Attitudes1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 109–123, January 1998
How to Cite
Lee, L. and Ward, C. (1998), Ethnicity, Idiocentrism–Allocentrism, and Intergroup Attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28: 109–123. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1998.tb01695.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
The study examined the relationships among ethnicity, idiocentrism–allocentrism and intergroup attitudes in Singapore. Thirty Malay and 30 Chinese students completed questionnaires which measured in-group and out-group attitudes and attitudes toward ethnic-based community development groups. Intergroup attitudes were analyzed by a 2 × 2 × 2 (Subject Ethnicity × Target Group Ethnicity × Idiocentrism–Allocentrism) analysis of variance. A 2 × 2 interaction revealed that both Malay and Chinese subjects expressed ethnocentric biases; however, planned comparisons indicated that this was due to the responses of allocentrics. A separate 2 × 2 (Subject Ethnicity × Idiocentrism-Allocentrism) ANOVA further revealed that allocentrics had more favorable attitudes toward ethnic-based community development groups than did idiocentrics.