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ERIC Number: EJ794598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Muslim and Non-Muslim Adolescents' Reasoning about Freedom of Speech and Minority Rights
Verkuyten, Maykel; Slooter, Luuk
Child Development, v79 n3 p514-528 May-Jun 2008
An experimental questionnaire study, conducted in the Netherlands, examined adolescents' reasoning about freedom of speech and minority rights. Muslim minority and non-Muslim majority adolescents (12-18 years) made judgments of different types of behaviors and different contexts. The group membership of participants had a clear effect. Muslim participants were less in favor of freedom of speech if it involved the offending of religious beliefs and were more in favor of Muslim minority rights. There were also cross-group gender differences whereby parental practices that negatively affect females were more strongly rejected by Muslim females than by Muslim males and non-Muslim females and males. The findings are discussed with reference to social-cognitive domain theory and intergroup theories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands