If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Gender Differences in Whites' Racial Attitudes: Are Women's Attitudes Really More Favorable?

Michael Hughes and Steven A. Tuch
Social Psychology Quarterly
Vol. 66, No. 4, Special Issue: Race, Racism, and Discrimination (Dec., 2003), pp. 384-401
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1519836
Page Count: 18
  • Download PDF
  • Cite this Item

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Gender Differences in Whites' Racial Attitudes: Are Women's Attitudes Really More Favorable?
Preview not available

Abstract

Studies of gender differences in orientation toward others have found that women are more strongly concerned than men with affective processes and are more likely to be other-focused, while men tend to be more instrumental and more self-oriented. Recent research has extended this finding to include gender differences in racial attitudes, and reports that women also are more favorable than men in their racial outlooks. In this study we examine differences between white men and white women across a broader spectrum of racial attitudes with more diverse national samples than were employed previously, including the 1988-2000 General Social Surveys and the 1988-1994 American National Election Studies. We find that gender differences in racial attitudes are small, inconsistent, and limited mostly to attitudes on racial policy. Our findings are consistent with the views that white women's and white men's racial attitudes are rooted in their shared sense of group position, and that gender-differentiated value socialization plays only a small role in racial attitude formation.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
384
    384
  • Thumbnail: Page 
385
    385
  • Thumbnail: Page 
386
    386
  • Thumbnail: Page 
387
    387
  • Thumbnail: Page 
388
    388
  • Thumbnail: Page 
389
    389
  • Thumbnail: Page 
390
    390
  • Thumbnail: Page 
391
    391
  • Thumbnail: Page 
392
    392
  • Thumbnail: Page 
393
    393
  • Thumbnail: Page 
394
    394
  • Thumbnail: Page 
395
    395
  • Thumbnail: Page 
396
    396
  • Thumbnail: Page 
397
    397
  • Thumbnail: Page 
398
    398
  • Thumbnail: Page 
399
    399
  • Thumbnail: Page 
400
    400
  • Thumbnail: Page 
401
    401