Gattino, S., Miglietta, A., & Testa, S.
The Akrami, Ekehammar, and Araya’s Classical and Modern Racial Prejudice Scale in the Italian context
The validity of the Classical and Modern Racial Prejudice Scale by Akrami and colleagues, in its full 17-item form and a new reduced 15-item form, was assessed in the Italian context. Study 1 was carried out on 300 participants and Study 2 on 310. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that classical and modern prejudice may be distinguished one from the other. The scale construct validity — convergent and discriminant — and the criterion-based validity were also evaluated. The findings not only confirmed the validity of the scale, but also highlighted the importance of ideological orientation in ethnic prejudice.Back