Acculturation and social attitudes among majority children

Aronson, Krista Maywalt and Brown, Rupert (2013) Acculturation and social attitudes among majority children. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37 (3). pp. 313-322. ISSN 0147-1767

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Abstract

Contemporary research emphasises the dynamic intergroup nature of acculturation processes involving both immigrants and nationals. Using data from a sample of 372 U.S. national children (aged 6–9 years), we examine the relationship between acculturation attitudes, conceptualized as desire for cultural maintenance and desire for intergroup contact between immigrants and nationals, and attitudes towards Somali immigrants (intended behaviour, prejudice, perceived norms and intergroup anxiety). Prosocial behaviours were highest among children who simultaneously endorsed cultural maintenance and intergroup contact attitudes. These findings and their implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
Depositing User: Rupert Brown
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 07:14
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 19:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52956

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