GSS Students’ Attitudes Towards Low-Income Women. Chaya S. Piotrkowski, Ph.D. Graduate School of Social Service with Research II Students (Spring, 2004). Students in Research II, Sp 2004. Michael T. Quinn Valerie L. Romero Elissa J. Schpero Elizabeth Shea Angella Sinclair
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Chaya S. Piotrkowski, Ph.D.Graduate School of Social Servicewith
Research II Students (Spring, 2004)
Michael T. Quinn
Valerie L. Romero
Elissa J. Schpero
Christina J. Tsakos
Jessica L. Weiner
Abigail R. Weiss
Rhonda E. Atkins
Denise L. Boyce
Robert K. Cooper
Carlos J. Davila
Ruth A. Easy
Emily K. Goodman
Patricia L. Grant
Jessica C. Guigues
Danielle V. Harte
Nicola T. Hashmat
Joanne H. Kong
Mary Ann Lynch-Minson
Kimberly L. Malito
Danielle A. Nachtome
Anne C. Paumgarten
1) What negative stereotypes do GSS students have of single mothers receiving public assistance?
2) What factors are associated with having negative stereotypes?
Note: Here, “single mother” refers to mothers with dependent children who are not married or are not living with their children’s father.)
(Davidio, Glick & Rudman, 2005; Hurwitz & Peffley, 1997; Jost & Hamilton, 2005).
“very important reason” (4)
“somewhat important reason” (3)
“not very important reason” (2)
“not at all important reason” (1)
Students were presented with a list of 12 bipolar adjectives and asked which “comes closest to your image of Ms. S?”
Political Orientation: More politically conservative students were more likely to endorse all negative stereotypes.
Having Grown up in a One-Parent Family:These students were less likely to believe that moral failings cause poverty and were less likely to endorse the culture of poverty.
Poverty Knowledge: Students with less factual knowledge of poverty thought Ms. S. had more negative traits.