M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Middle school students--Attitudes; Multiculturalism in mass media
The attempt to answer the question, "Do racially motivated movies (media) affect young adolescents' attitude on multiculturalism?" was capable of yielding significant results. The study required sampling a population of seventh and eighth graders. The participants demonstrated variability in regards to ethnicity, age, social class, and level of cognitive functioning. Using the paired sample t, ANOVA and various non-parametrical tests, the answer to the question seems to correspond with the research. Therefore, using media can have a significant and an immediate effect, on not only multiculturalism, but human behavior as well.
Norman, Nacovin J., "Multiculturalism and the media: using racially motivated films to increase attitudes about race" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 1493.