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ERIC Number: EJ809654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0027
Long-Term Effects of Peace Workshops in Protracted Conflicts
Malhotra, Deepak; Liyanage, Sumanasiri
Journal of Conflict Resolution, v49 n6 p908-924 2005
The current study evaluates the efficacy of an intensive four-day contact intervention (a peace workshop) organized in Sri Lanka and represents an initial step toward understanding the long-term impact of such interventions on attitudes and behaviors in the context of protracted ethnic conflict. Compared with two control groups, the participant group showed greater empathy toward members of the "other" ethnicity, even one year after participation in the peace workshops. Consistent with the attitudinal data on empathy, participants donated more money to help poor children of the "other" ethnicity than did nonparticipants. Implications are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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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: Sri Lanka