Minority adolescents in ethnically diverse schools: perceptions of equal treatment buffer threat effects

Baysu, Gülseli, Celeste, Laura, Brown, Rupert, Verscheuren, Karine and Phalet, Karen (2016) Minority adolescents in ethnically diverse schools: perceptions of equal treatment buffer threat effects. Child Development, 87 (5). pp. 1352-1366. ISSN 0009-3920

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Abstract

Can perceptions of equal treatment buffer the negative effects of threat on the school success of minority students? Focusing on minority adolescents from Turkish and Moroccan heritage in Belgium (M_age = 14.5; N = 735 in 47 ethnically diverse schools), multilevel mediated moderation analyses showed: (1) Perceived discrimination at school predicted lower test performance; (2) Experimentally-manipulated stereotype threat decreased performance (mediated by increased disengagement); (3) Perceived equal treatment at school predicted higher performance (mediated by decreased disengagement); and (4) Personal and peer perceptions of equal treatment buffered negative effects of discrimination and stereotype threat. Thus,(situational) stereotype threat and perceived discrimination at school both undermine minority student success, whereas perceived equal treatment can provide a buffer against such threats.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Stereotype threat, Equal treatment, Discrimination
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Alexandra Barnard
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 09:19
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 12:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62196

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