Westerners can’t pass but they sure can shoot: Stereotype effects on performance of cultural groups in a sporting context

Yu, Felix (2015). Westerners can’t pass but they sure can shoot: Stereotype effects on performance of cultural groups in a sporting context Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Yu, Felix
Thesis Title Westerners can’t pass but they sure can shoot: Stereotype effects on performance of cultural groups in a sporting context
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2015-10-07
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor John McLean
Total pages 66
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Formatted abstract
This study simultaneously explored whether the stereotype threat and susceptibility effects were present between different cultures in a sport-related context. A stereotype threat/boost statement was created based on the notion people from Eastern cultures show higher interdependence, where people from Western cultures most often show higher independence in their self-construal. In a basketball environment, the stereotype statement suggested that Easterners would excel in a passing task, and Westerners would excel in an individual shooting task. Therefore, it was hypothesised that Easterners would perform worse in the free throw task after presented with the stereotype statement, yet improve in the passing task. Additionally, Westerners would show a decrease in performance in the passing task, but show an improvement in the free throw task. There were 46 participants assessed on both the free throw and the passing tasks, with performance recorded both before and after reading the stereotype statement. In addition, each participant filled in a self- construal scale. The results suggested that there was a stereotype activation effect, therefore highlighting a tool that could be used by coaches and athletes to potentially benefit performance. Interpretations of these findings, both theoretical and practical implications, along with future research were then discussed.
Keyword Westerners
Stereotype
Sporting

 
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