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ERIC Number: EJ983859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Inter-Group and Intra-Group Assertiveness: Adolescents' Social Skills Following Cultural Transition
Korem, Anat; Horenczyk, Gabriel; Tatar, Moshe
Journal of Adolescence, v35 n4 p855-862 Aug 2012
The goals of this study were to examine intra-group and inter-group assertiveness among adolescents, and to compare these two domains of assertiveness between cultural groups in Israel. Measures of intra-group and inter-group assertiveness were developed, and questionnaires were administrated to 441 immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU), 242 immigrants from Ethiopia and 333 non-immigrants. Compared to non-immigrants, FSU and Ethiopian immigrants' inter-group assertiveness was lower. Girls reported higher levels of inter-group assertiveness than boys. Each of the immigrant groups rates itself as equally assertive as the non-immigrant group and more assertive than the other immigrant group. Also, a difference between inter-group and intra-group assertiveness was found among the FSU immigrants. It is argued that adolescents' assertiveness following cultural transition is associated with socio-cultural context, and the implications of this conclusion are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel