Ethnophaulisms for ethnic immigrant groups: the contributions of group size and familiarity

Citation
B. Mullen et al., Ethnophaulisms for ethnic immigrant groups: the contributions of group size and familiarity, EUR J SOC P, 31(3), 2001, pp. 231-246
Citations number
74
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0046-2772 → ACNP
Volume
31
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
231 - 246
Database
ISI
SICI code
0046-2772(200105/06)31:3<231:EFEIGT>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
An archival analysis was conducted on the ethnophaulisms for ethnic immigra nt groups us a function of the size and the familiarity of those groups. Co gnitive representation was operationalized as the degree of complexity in, and the valence of the ethnophaulisms applied to ethnic immigrant groups in the United States during each of 15 consecutive 10-year time periods. Grou p size was operationalized as the number of first-generation persons in the se ethnic groups during each of these same 15 10-year rime periods. Familia rity was operationalized in terms of the number of rimes each ethnic immigr ant group was mentioned in social histories and popular songs for each of t hese same 15 10-year rime periods. Ethnophaulisms for smaller groups tended to be less complex and more negative and ethnophaulisms for less familiar groups fended to be less complex and more negative. Analyses delineate the interrelations between ethnic immigrant group size, ethnic immigrant group familiarity, and the cognitive representations of these groups. The implica tions of these results for research on intergroup perceptions are discussed . Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.