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ERIC Number: EJ808264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Tolerance of Muslim Beliefs and Practices: Age Related Differences and Context Effects
Verkuyten, Maykel; Slooter, Luuk
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v31 n5 p467-477 2007
Tolerant judgments of Muslims' political rights and dissenting beliefs and practices by ethnic Dutch adolescents (12-18 years) were examined. Participants (N = 632) made judgments of different types of behaviors and different contexts in an experimental questionnaire study. As in other studies, tolerance was found to not be a global construct. Adolescents took into account various aspects of what they were asked to tolerate and the sense in which they should be tolerant. The type of actor, the nature of the social implication of the behavior, the underlying belief type, and the dimension of tolerance, all made a difference to the tolerant judgments. Additionally, the findings strongly suggest that tolerance judgments do not develop through an age-related stage-like sequence where an intolerant attitude is followed by tolerance. For females, there were no age differences, and older males were "less" tolerant than younger males. There were also gender differences with males being less tolerant for some types of behavior and females being less tolerant for behaviors that negatively affected Muslim females. Level of education had a positive effect on tolerance. The findings are discussed with reference to social-cognitive domain theory. (Contains 3 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands