Cultural diversity climate and psychological adjustment at school - equality and inclusion versus cultural pluralism

Schachner, Maja K., Noack, Peter, Van de Vijver, Fons J. R. and Eckstein, Katharina (2016) Cultural diversity climate and psychological adjustment at school - equality and inclusion versus cultural pluralism. Child Development, 87 4: 1175-1191. doi:10.1111/cdev.12536


Author Schachner, Maja K.
Noack, Peter
Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
Eckstein, Katharina
Title Cultural diversity climate and psychological adjustment at school - equality and inclusion versus cultural pluralism
Journal name Child Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-8624
0009-3920
Publication date 2016-07
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cdev.12536
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 87
Issue 4
Start page 1175
End page 1191
Total pages 17
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The present study is concerned with cultural diversity climate at school and how it relates to acculturation orientations and psychological school adjustment of early adolescent immigrants. Specifically, the distinct role of two types of diversity policy is investigated, namely (a) fostering equality and inclusion and (b) acknowledging cultural pluralism. Longitudinal multilevel analyses based on 386 early adolescent immigrant students (Mage = 10.49 years) in 44 ethnically heterogeneous classrooms in Germany revealed that the manifestations of both types of policies promote psychological school adjustment (i.e., better well-being and fewer psychological and behavioral problems) at the individual level. However, they differ in their effects on acculturation orientations. At the classroom level, equality and inclusion promote assimilation. Implications for research and educational practice are discussed.
Keyword Cultural diversity
School
Children
Psychological adjustment
Equality and inclusion
Cultural pluralism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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