Person X Situation Research Strategies for Assessing Ethnocultural Factors in Social Competence.
INSTITUTE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES HONOLULU HI
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Person x situation research strategies were used for assessing ethnocultural factors in social competence. Videotape vignettes depicting the responses of different Hawaiian ethnic groups to simulated problematic life situations were viewed by judges of similar and different ethnicity. Judges perceptions of the internal states of the stimulus persons and of their response competence in problematic situations were obtained. Main effects due to situation and interaction effects for ethnicity of stimulus person and situation were found in a large number of competence judgements for different stimulus persons. Pattern differences for stimulus persons were detectable for situational content, situational difficulty, and scale items in the different categories of competence judgment. There were no significant differences for ethnicity of the judge in assessment of competence. These results are discussed in light of assumptions about ethnic similarity-dissimilarity in judgments of the internal states and the social competence of others. Author
- Sociology and Law