Increasing ethical sensitivity to racial and gender intolerance in schools: Development of the racial ethical sensitivity test

Mary M. Brabeck, Lauren A. Rogers, Selcuk Sirin, Jennifer Henderson, Michael Benvenuto, Monica Weaver, Kathleen Ting

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This article is an attempt to develop a measure of ethical sensitivity to racial and gender intolerance that occurs in schools. Acts of intolerance that indicate ethically insensitive behaviors in American schools were identified and tied to existing professional ethical codes developed by school-based professional organizations. The Racial Ethical Sensitivity Test (REST) consists of 5 scenarios that portray acts of racial intolerance and ethical insensitivity. Participants viewed 2 videotaped scenarios and then responded to a semistructured interview protocol adapted from Bebeau and Rest (1982). After a 2-week interval, this procedure was repeated. Stability of the REST across time was determined by using the overall test-retest coefficient. Internal as well as interrater consistency was also calculated for each scenario. Overall findings indicate promise for the REST as a reliable measure to assess racial and ethnic sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-137
Number of pages19
JournalEthics and Behavior
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Gender
  • Race
  • School
  • Tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Increasing ethical sensitivity to racial and gender intolerance in schools: Development of the racial ethical sensitivity test'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this