The Dynamics of Interminority Extended Contact : The Role of Affective and Cognitive Mediators

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Visintin , E P , Brylka , A , Green , E G T , Mahonen , T A & Jasinskaja-Lahti , I 2016 , ' The Dynamics of Interminority Extended Contact : The Role of Affective and Cognitive Mediators ' , Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology , vol. 22 , no. 4 , pp. 467-478 . https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000089

Title: The Dynamics of Interminority Extended Contact : The Role of Affective and Cognitive Mediators
Author: Visintin, Emilio Paolo; Brylka, Asteria; Green, Eva G. T.; Mahonen, Tuuli Anna; Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga
Contributor organization: Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Open University
Social Psychology
Social Psychologists Studying Intergroup Relations (ESSO)
Date: 2016-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
ISSN: 1099-9809
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000089
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/234342
Abstract: Objective: Research on intergroup contact and prejudice reduction has dedicated little attention to relations between minority groups. We examined whether interminority extended contact, that is, the knowledge that a member of the minority ingroup has a friend from the minority outgroup, is associated with positive outgroup attitudes. Affective (outgroup empathy and outgroup trust) and cognitive (ingroup norm) mediators were considered. Method: Two correlational studies were conducted. Study 1 (N = 640, 50% female, mean age = 44 years) was conducted in Bulgaria among the Bulgarian Turkish and Roma ethnic minorities, while Study 2 (N = 458, 67% female, mean age = 44 years) was conducted in Finland among Estonian and Russian immigrants. Results: Path analyses showed that, over and above the effects of direct contact between the minority groups, interminority extended contact was associated with positive outgroup attitudes in both intergroup settings. These effects occurred through empathy (Study 1), trust, and ingroup norms (Study 2). Conclusion: The 2 studies highlight interminority extended contact as a means to promote harmonious interminority relationships and suggest the implementation of interventions based on extended contact to reduce interminority prejudice and to foster solidarity among minorities.
Subject: extended intergroup contact
prejudice
interminority relations
IMPROVING INTERGROUP RELATIONS
CROSS-GROUP FRIENDSHIPS
IN-GROUP NORMS
MINORITY-GROUPS
NORTHERN-IRELAND
MODERATING ROLE
PREJUDICE
TRUST
ATTITUDES
ANXIETY
5144 Social psychology
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