Accession Number:

ADA076821

Title:

Racial Bias in Peer Ratings at ROTC Advanced Summer Camp, Fort Bragg, 1975

Descriptive Note:

Research memo.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Black and white ROTC cadets attending summer camp made positive and negative leader preference ratings. Markd biases occurred based on race of rater and ratee, especially for black cadets. Black raters systematically over selected black cadets as most preferred leaders and, consequently, under selected whites as most preferred leaders. As a corollary, the black raters under selected blacks as least preferred leaders and over selected whites as least preferred leaders. White cadets tended to over select whites as preferred leaders but did not discriminate on the basis of race for least preferred leader. Black cadets were more biased against whites than were white cadets towards blacks.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE