Predictors of majority members' acculturation preferences: experimental evidence

Zagefka, Hanna, Tip, Linda, Gonzalez, Roberto, Brown, Rupert and Cinnirella, Marco (2012) Predictors of majority members' acculturation preferences: experimental evidence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48 (3). pp. 654-659. ISSN 0022-1031

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Abstract

A study was conducted to test experimentally whether majority members' perceptions of which acculturation strategies minority members prefer would causally impact on majority members' own acculturation preferences, especially their preference for integration. Participants (N=113) were exposed to videos in which actors who posed as Pakistani minority members voiced different acculturation preferences (integration, assimilation, separation or control condition). Their views were presented as representative of their ethnic group. The effect of this on white British majority participants' own acculturation preferences was measured. As expected, perceived acculturation preferences significantly impacted on own acculturation preferences. In line with predictions, participants' level of prejudice significantly moderated these effects.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
Depositing User: Linda Tip
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 09:46
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 09:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46062
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