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Investigation of prejudice level toward Roma


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Grgić, Natalija. (2006). Investigation of prejudice level toward Roma. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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The primay aim of the present research was to examine the existance of a difference in perception of Roma from Croatian majority before and after reality show in which the main prize won the member of Roma's nation -HS. This event was strongly presented in a mass media. Research had a two separate investigations but procedure was the same in a both of them. Participants (N1= 206; N2= 223) were random passangers of Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb. Every participant completed a questionnaire which contained two scales, Modern Racism Scale and the Social Distance Scale. This scales measure the extent of prejudice toward Roma. Participants also should write three attributes that they thought most characteristic of Roma. Given traits presented the stereotype content. People who participated in 2nd investigate also completed some questiones obout their interest for a reality show. Responses of participants from two samples were compared. 2nd investigate participants reported lower prejudice then those in 1st investigation. Female; jounger and highly educated participants are lower-prejudiced in a both of samples. Variables of interst for reality show didn't shown predictable for prejudice level. 2nd investigation shown that participants perceive HS as atipical member of Roma's minority. Some future research should examine is the change in participants attitude toward Roma after reality show just a short-term or it is a results of a permanently changes in Croatian society.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roma, prejudice, stereotype, Roma HS
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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