Stereotype activation and university access programmes : preparing students with one hand and holding them back with the other?

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dc.contributor.advisor Durrheim, Kevin.
dc.creator Essack, Zaynab.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T09:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T09:15:14Z
dc.date.created 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/1859
dc.description Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2008. en_US
dc.description.abstract A generally untested assumption within the stereotype threat literature is that it is only those individuals who are highly identified with a domain who will be susceptible to stereotype threat. Further, many of the studies on stereotype threat have been confined to artificial laboratory settings and have been conducted on American samples. The current study aimed to develop a measure of domain-identification in order to test this central assumption of stereotype threat theory on a sample of students in a humanities access programme in a South African university. Results indicate that the experience of stereotype threat varies with respect to the combination of 1) the degree of domain-identification, and 2) the degree to which students are aware of negative domain-relevant stereotypes. That is, students who were highly domain-identified and were highly or moderately aware of negative stereotypes performed worse than highly domain-identified individuals who had low levels of awareness of others negative stereotypes about their in-group. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Academic support programmes--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Education, Higher--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Universities and colleges--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Discrimination in education--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Politics and education--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Stereotype (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Theses--Psychology. en_US
dc.title Stereotype activation and university access programmes : preparing students with one hand and holding them back with the other? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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