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An experimental study of the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes in urban China.

Nielsen, I. and Gu, J. and Shachat, J. and Smyth, R. and Peng, Y. (2016) 'An experimental study of the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes in urban China.', Urban studies., 53 (14). pp. 2991-3006.

Abstract

A large body of literature attests to the growing social divide between urban residents and rural–urban migrants in China’s cities. This study uses a randomised experiment to test the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes between a group of urban adolescents and a group of rural–urban migrant adolescents. Results showed that intergroup contact in the form of a fun and cooperative puzzle task significantly reduced negative attitudes toward the other group. Implications for desegregated schooling and their broader societal implications in China are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Attitudes, China, Contact hypothesis, Experimental methods, Intergroup contact.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098015598730
Record Created:07 Jul 2015 16:50
Last Modified:04 Nov 2016 10:37

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