Intergroup contact buffers against the intergenerational transmission of authoritarianism and racial prejudice

Dhont, Kristof, Van Hiel, Alain (2012) Intergroup contact buffers against the intergenerational transmission of authoritarianism and racial prejudice. Journal of Research in Personality, 46 (2). pp. 231-234. ISSN 0092-6566. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.12.008)

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Abstract

The present study focused on the buffering role of positive intergroup contact in the intergenerational transmission of authoritarianism and racial prejudice in a sample of adolescents and one of their parents. In accordance with our expectations, adolescents’ intergroup contact experiences moderated the mediated relationships between parental authoritarianism and adolescents’ prejudice, both via adolescents’ authoritarianism and via parental prejudice. These relationships were stronger among adolescents with lower, rather than higher, levels of intergroup contact. We conclude that intergroup contact buffers the indirect relationship between parents’ authoritarianism and adolescents’ racial prejudice and therefore constitutes a promising means of reducing the intergenerational transmission of prejudice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.12.008
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2014 07:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42785 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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