'Gringos' in Mexico: Cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of language school-promoted contact on intergroup bias.

Eller, Anja and Abrams, Dominic (2003) 'Gringos' in Mexico: Cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of language school-promoted contact on intergroup bias. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 6 (1). pp. 55-75. ISSN 1368-4302 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Abstract: A longitudinal field study examined Pettigrew's (1998) intergroup contact theory and Gaertner et al.'s (2000) Common Ingroup Identity Model (CIIM). In Pettigrew's model, the contact-prejudice relation is mediated by changing behavior, ingroup reappraisal, generating affective ties, and learning about the outgroup. Pettigrew's integration of the three chief models of contact generalization into a time-sequence holds that contact first elicits decategorization, then salient categorization, and finally recategorization. In CIIM, these three levels of categorization-plus a fourth, dual identity-are thought to be mediators in the contact-prejudice relation. Results underline the crucial mediating role of behavior modification in Pettigrew's model and interpersonal and superordinate levels in CIIM. An attempt to partially integrate the two models is presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: generalization of contact effects, intergroup relations, levels of categorization, reducing intergroup bias
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2008 15:39
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 08:25
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4249 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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