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Acquiescence and Identification with the Aggressor Among Acculturating Africans, 1959-1960 (ICPSR 7076)

Principal Investigator(s): Segall, Marshall


The respondents for this study were 68 adult Banyankole males, selected from the native population of ten counties in the Ankole district in Uganda, and 28 white residents of the same counties, both male and female. The study was conducted at a time when Uganda was still a British protectorate. Variables from the questionnaire, administered to Africans and Europeans alike, probed two major areas of interest. A number of questions asked the respondents to compare Africans with Europeans in terms of inherent abilities. A second major portion of the study examined both positive and negative value judgements of the African personality and character.

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Study Description


Segall, Marshall. Acquiescence and Identification with the Aggressor Among Acculturating Africans, 1959-1960. ICPSR07076-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07076.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07076.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cultural identity, cultural perceptions, racial attitudes, social change

Geographic Coverage:    Africa, Global, Uganda

Time Period:   

  • 1959--1960

Date of Collection:   

  • 1959--1960

Universe:    Adult Banyankole males and adult European residents from ten counties in the Ankole district in Uganda.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The sample for this study included two different subsamples: one drawn from the native population and another including all the adult European residents in the ten Ugandan counties. The Banyankole sample was established by probability area sampling followed by quota selection of respondents. A segment of the population expected to have had numerous contacts with Europeans was deliberately overrepresented to facilitate the study of acculturation. The intended sample size was 121 Banyankole and 87 Europeans.

Data Source:

personal interviews with the Banyankole and mailback questionnaires for the Europeans


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-10


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