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Title: Racial Intolerance in a Correctional Institution - An Ecological View
Journal: American Journal of Psychiatry  Volume:138  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1981)  Pages:1057-1062
Author(s): A Pfefferbaum; N I Dishotsky
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To determine the significance of social factors in racial intolerance, the authors studied the relationship between relational behavior and ethnicity, group status and role, peer acceptance, and group cohesion in an adolescent correctional institution.
Abstract: Results portray three distinct patterns of adaptation. Hispanics (Chicanos) formed a highly cohesive group that required considerable conformity to group norms; policy was implemented by a leadership capable of relating well to all ethnic groups. Whites formed a disorganized and fragmented group, led by individuals who engaged in racially antagonistic behavior. The highly cohesive black group and their leadership were simultaneously in the forefront of both racial cooperation and racial conflict. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; California; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Group behavior; Hispanic Americans; Hostility; Race relations; Social cohesion
Note: Presented at the 133rd annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco (CA), May 3-9, 1980.
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