ERIC Number: EJ927879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Danish Majority Children's Reasoning about Exclusion Based on Gender and Ethnicity
Moller, Signe J.; Tenenbaum, Harriet R.
Child Development, v82 n2 p520-532 Mar-Apr 2011
This study investigated 282 eight- to twelve-year-old Danish majority children's judgments and justifications of exclusion based on gender and ethnicity (i.e., Danish majority children and ethnic-minority children of a Muslim background). Children's judgments and reasoning varied with the perpetrator of the exclusion and the social identity of the target. Children assessed exclusion based on ethnicity as less acceptable than exclusion based on gender and used more moral reasoning for the former than the latter. Children judged it less acceptable for a teacher than a child to exclude a child protagonist. Children were sensitive to status, judging it less acceptable to exclude a less powerful group member. The findings are discussed in relation to intergroup relations in Denmark.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Childhood Attitudes, Minority Group Children, Intergroup Relations, Foreign Countries, Children, Preadolescents, Attitude Measures, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Ethnic Diversity, Logical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Moral Values, Social Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark