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Title: An exploratory study on the racial bias in 4 to 6 year-old Singaporean Chinese preschoolers
Authors: Low, Mei Ting
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Past studies have shown that racial bias is evident in children as young as 3 years old. However, little is known about racial bias in Singaporean children. The importance of racial harmony has been a growing concern for many countries in the recent years. The present study aims to examine the implicit and explicit racial biases towards Indians in 4 to 6 years old Singaporean Chinese children. The implicit racial bias of preschoolers (N = 38) was measured using the Implicit Association Test, while the explicit racial bias was measured using an explicit choice and resource allocation task. The results revealed that implicit and explicit racial biases that favor Chinese over Indians are evident in Singaporean Chinese children in this study. It provides strong empirical evidence for the presence of racial bias in Singaporean children and the need to reduce them in early childhood.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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