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ERIC Number: EJ939896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
It Is Who You Know that Counts: Intergroup Contact and Judgments about Race-Based Exclusion
Crystal, David S.; Killen, Melanie; Ruck, Martin
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v26 n1 p51-70 Mar 2008
Intergroup contact and evaluations about race-based exclusion were assessed for majority and minority students in grades 4, 7 and 10 (N=685). Scenarios depicting cross-race relations in contexts of dyadic friendship, parental discomfort and peer group disapproval were described to participants. Participants reporting higher levels of intergroup contact gave higher ratings of wrongfulness of exclusion and lower frequency estimations of race-based exclusion than did participants reporting lower levels of such contact. Intergroup contact also predicted students' attributions of motives in two out of the three scenarios. Findings are discussed in terms of the extant literature on peer relations, moral reasoning and intergroup contact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 4; Grade 7
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Language: English
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