Social Desirability Bias among Prejudice Instruments An Integrated Threat

Stephen M Croucher (1) , Elvis Nshom (2) , Diyako Rahmani (3) , Cheng Zeng (4)
(1) Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University , New Zealand
(2) Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University , New Zealand
(3) Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University , New Zealand
(4) Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University , New Zealand

Abstract

A considerable amount of research has examined the extent to which members of dominant cultures perceive minority groups as threatening their way of life. While various instruments measure these perceptions of threat, few researchers have empirically analysed the statistical properties of these scales. Specifically, studies have not adequately explored social desirability of threat scales. The current study investigates the extent to which one set of threat scales is internally consistent or reliable (González et al., 2008), and explores social desirability within the González et al. (2008) integrated threat instruments by comparing self-reports to other reports (intimate other and friend reports). Results indicate the instruments are internally consistent and that self-reports and other reports of threat do not differ on most indices of threat.

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Authors

Stephen M Croucher
(Primary Contact)
Elvis Nshom
Diyako Rahmani
Cheng Zeng
Author Biographies

Stephen M Croucher, Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University

Stephen M Croucher (PhD, University of Oklahoma) is a Professor and Head of the School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing at Massey University, New Zealand.

Elvis Nshom, Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University

Elvis Nshom (PhD, University of Jyväskylä) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, California State University, San Marcos, USA.

Diyako Rahmani, Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University

Diyako Rahmani (PhD, University of Jyväskylä) is a Lecturer in School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing at Massey University, New Zealand.

Cheng Zeng, Massey University, California State University, North Dakota State University

Cheng Zeng (PhD, University of Jyväskylä) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University.

Croucher, S. M., Nshom, E., Rahmani, D., & Zeng, C. (2019). Social Desirability Bias among Prejudice Instruments An Integrated Threat. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 19(2), 1–05. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v19i2.781

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