Group Judgments In The Philippines: Evaluative And Descriptive Aspects

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Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology


Judgments about Chinese living in the Philippines, and about Filipinos, Americans, and Japanese were made by members of the 1st 2 groups using 14 pairs of scales designed to separate evaluative and descriptive aspects. Results showed major effects for both aspects: the groups tended to (1) disagree about their evaluations of each other, but (2) agree about the descriptive characteristics of each group. The Chinese were judged tight in impulse control and unassertive; the Japanese tight and assertive; the Filipinos more loose in impulse expression and unassertive; and the Americans a mixture of tight and loose characteristics and assertive.

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