Multicultural attitudes mediate the relation between personality and perceived ethnic outgroup distance in the Netherlands

Stupar, Snezana, van de Vijver, Fons J. R., Te Lindert, Annet and Fontaine, Johnny R. J. (2014) Multicultural attitudes mediate the relation between personality and perceived ethnic outgroup distance in the Netherlands. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 38 1: 24-35. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.05.002


Author Stupar, Snezana
van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
Te Lindert, Annet
Fontaine, Johnny R. J.
Title Multicultural attitudes mediate the relation between personality and perceived ethnic outgroup distance in the Netherlands
Journal name International Journal of Intercultural Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-1767
1873-7552
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.05.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 1
Start page 24
End page 35
Total pages 12
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract We focus in the current study on associations between personality, multicultural attitudes, and perceived ethnic outgroup distance in the Netherlands. Data were collected among four different ethnic groups (from low to high in terms of ethnic hierarchy): Turkish/Moroccan-Dutch, Antillean/Surinamese-Dutch, Mixed Western immigrants, and Dutch majority group members. We found support for a mediation model in which in all groups multicultural attitudes mediate the relation between personality traits, education level, and age as antecedents, and outgroup distance as outcome; age was the only antecedent that also had a direct effect on outcome. Education was positively related to multiculturalism in the groups high in the hierarchy and unrelated in the groups low in the hierarchy. The association between multicultural attitudes and outgroup distance was negative and stronger for the groups higher in the ethnic hierarchy; hierarchy was unrelated to outgroup distance. Groups higher in the hierarchy scored lower on multicultural attitudes. It was concluded that multicultural attitudes and outgroup distance are important for understanding intergroup dynamics in ethnically diverse societies.
Keyword Ethnic hierarchy
Ethnic outgroup
Multicultural attitudes
Perceived ethnic outgroup distance
Personality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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