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Does the messenger of a common or dual ingroup identity affect the acceptation of refugees among Dutch natives?

Leeflang, Anne Marijke (2016) Does the messenger of a common or dual ingroup identity affect the acceptation of refugees among Dutch natives?

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Abstract:Past research has indicated that emphasizing a common ingroup identity improves outgroup attitudes. At the same time,an emphasis on a common ingroup identity decreases the tendency for collective action. Furthermore, past research showed that members of the majority group prefer a common ingroup identity instead of a dual ingroup identity in an intergroup context. The aim of this study was to find out what effect the messenger had on acceptation of the type of identity message (common or dual) for the natives in The Netherlands, the majority group. We conducted an experiment by using a questionnaire which was developed for this study and partially adapted from previous research. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four conditions wherein the type of identity message and the type of messenger were manipulated. In this study, we predicted that a common ingroup identity message would improve the outgroup attitudes and at the same time decrease tendency for collective action. We did not find these effects. Furthermore, we expected that the majority would have preference for a common ingroup identity message. In contrast of this expectation, we found that the majority had a preference for a dual ingroup identity message instead. In addition, we expected that the source of the identity message (member of the ingroup or the outgroup) would have an moderating effect on the acceptation of the message. We did not find this moderating effect. These results suggest that using a dual ingroup identity instead of a common ingroup identity in future interventions which have the aim of making contact among natives and refugees in The Netherlands more flexible, has a positive effect on the acceptance of the intervention.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
1995, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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