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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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GOUVEIA, Valdiney V. et al. Value correlates of the motivations to respond without prejudice. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2006, vol.19, n.3, pp. 422-432. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722006000300011.

The current study aimed at establishing to what extent both internal and external motivations to respond without prejudice towards Blacks would correlate with human values. As many as 308 subjects from João Pessoa - comprising high school and university students as well as individuals from the community as a whole - were considered. The Basic Values Questionnaire, the Impression Management Scale and the Scale of Internal and External Motivation to Respond without Prejudice, and also demographic questions were applied. Results showed that the internal motivation was positively correlated with the suprapersonal values, specifically maturity, beauty and knowledge. Moreover, the external motivation did correlate, predominantly, with the achievement values, specifically those of prestige and privacy. Such results are in line with those found in the literature, which indicate the opposition between egalitarianism (suprapersonal) vs. protestant ethic (achievement) values so as to explicate the prejudice and the motivations that would prevent such attitude.

Keywords : Human values; prejudice; blacks; internal motivation; external motivation.

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