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Is support for multiculturalism threatened by ... threat itself?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 18:49 authored by Linda K Tip, Hanna Zagefka, Roberto González, Rupert Brown, Marco Cinnirella, Xue Na
Three studies investigated the effects of British majority members' perceptions of minority members' acculturation preferences and perceived identity threat on their support for multiculturalism. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) a perception that minority members want to maintain their original culture will negatively affect support for multiculturalism; (2) a perception that minority members want to adopt the British culture will positively affect support for multiculturalism; and (3) a perception that minority members desire contact with British people will positively affect support for multiculturalism. All three effects were predicted to be mediated by identity threat. Studies 1 and 2 focussed on Pakistanis as a target group, and study 3 focussed on ethnic minority members more generally. All studies yielded evidence in support of the hypotheses. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
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