ERIC Number: ED162029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Multiculturalism and Ethnic Attitudes in Canada.
Berry, John W.; And Others
This volume focuses on two key research questions: the acceptance of multiculturalism, and the validity of the "multicultural assumption" (the case that confidence in one's own identity is a prerequisite for the development of positive attitudes toward others). An introductory chapter provides historical, cultural, and political background of immigration and multiethnic distribution in Canada. The balance of the volume begins with a specification of research questions and research methodology. Characteristics of a national survey sample are outlined and compared to the 1971 census distributions. Basic findings of each of the four attitude areas (psychological variables, immigration, ethnic groups, multiculturalism) are then presented and, in each, the distributions are presented both for the total sample, and as a function of the various background factors, such as ethnicity, region, and socioeconomic status. Various findings are integrated and considered in light of the historical and cultural features of Canadian life. Some implications of these findings for multiculturalism and intergroup relations in Canada are considered. The results of the study are summarized. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Ethnocentrism, Identification (Psychology), Immigrants, National Surveys, Psychological Characteristics, Racial Attitudes, Racism, Sex Differences, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Status
Printing and Publishing, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S9 ($9.00 U.S.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For a related document, see Ed 129 942 ; Prepared by the Ministry of State for Multiculturalism, Ottawa (Ontario).