ERIC Number: EJ829003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Support for Multiculturalism in The Netherlands
Schalk-Soekar, Saskia R. G.; Breugelmans, Seger M.; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
International Social Science Journal, v59 n192 p269-281 Jun 2008
A study on the support for multiculturalism was carried out among 250 members of the majority group in a Dutch city. The concept of multiculturalism was found to be one-dimensional. The endorsement of multiculturalism was moderate and varied across domains; the respondents were neutral towards the (dis)approval of cultural diversity and the acculturation strategies of majority group members, positive towards equal societal participation and interaction between majority group members and immigrants, and negative about the acculturation strategies of immigrants. Further, gender, age and income showed no influence on multiculturalism, while education had a positive effect. The present study replicated an earlier study (in 1999) carried out before the murder on Fortuyn (a Dutch politician). The previous and current studies found identical scores on multiculturalism.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Acculturation, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Community Surveys, Social Attitudes, Change Strategies, Social Change, Cross Cultural Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands