Validation of the subtle and blatant prejudice scale towards indigenous people in Argentina

  • Joaquín Ungaretti
  • Edgardo Etchezahar
  • Alicia Barreiro


The aim of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the subtle and blatant prejudice scale toward indigenous people in Argentina and its relationship with right wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, tolerance for disagreement, ideological-political self-positioning, sex and age. A sample of 304 participants from Buenos Aires was selected using a non-probabilistic incidental method. Participants were aged from 18 to 41 years and they were asked to fill a self-report questionnaire including an Argentinean version of the subtle and blatant prejudice toward indigenous people scale together with right wing authoritarianism scale, social dominance orientation scale, tolerance for disagreement scale, ideological-political self-positioning scale. We found adequate psychometrics properties for the subtle and blatant prejudice scale, as well as significant and positive correlations with right wing authoritarianism, tolerance for disagreement, social dominance orientation and political self-placement. These findings may indicate that prejudice towards indigenous people in Argentina is a complex problem that cannot be explained only by considering intergroup relations, because different socio-psychological variables are related with its consolidation and maintenance.


Indigenous Prejudice Authoritarianism Tolerance for disagreement Social dominance 


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Joaquín Ungaretti declares that he has no conflict of interest. Edgardo Etchezahar declares that he has no conflict of interest. Alicia Barreiro declares that she has no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Ungaretti
    • 1
  • Edgardo Etchezahar
    • 2
  • Alicia Barreiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET y Universidad Nacional de Lomas de ZamoraCiudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.CIIPME-CONICETUniversidad de Buenos Aires y Universidad Nacional de Lomas de ZamoraCiudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.FLACSO-Argentina y CONICETCiudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresArgentina

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