Alfieri, S., & Marta, E.
Family and social generation compared in terms of ethnic prejudice in young adults: A study with family triads
The present work proposed, first, to investigate parents’ and offspring’s similarity in terms of ethnic prejudice using appropriate measurement strategies for interdependent data, such as dyadic correlations (Phase I), and, secondly, to understand if this similarity can be attributed to a specificity of the family relation or to the social generation, through comparison between real dyads and pseudodyads (Phase II). One-hundred family triads composed of mother, father, and young adult child participated in the research, for a total of 300 subjects. Each participant was administered a questionnaire, containing Akrami, Ekehammar, and Araya (2000) Classic and Modern Prejudice Scale in the recent Italian version. Although Phase I showed a good similarity between parents and offspring with respect to response profiles, Phase II revealed that this similarity was not attributable to the specificity of the family relation, but to the generation one belongs.Back