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dc.contributor.authorTausch, N.en
dc.contributor.authorHewstone, M.en
dc.contributor.authorKenworthy, J. B.en
dc.contributor.authorPsaltis, Charisen
dc.contributor.authorSchmid, K.en
dc.contributor.authorPopan, J. R.en
dc.contributor.authorCairns, E.en
dc.contributor.authorHughes, J.en
dc.creatorTausch, N.en
dc.creatorHewstone, M.en
dc.creatorKenworthy, J. B.en
dc.creatorPsaltis, Charisen
dc.creatorSchmid, K.en
dc.creatorPopan, J. R.en
dc.creatorCairns, E.en
dc.creatorHughes, J.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough intergroup contact is one of the most prominent interventions to reduce prejudice, the generalization of contact effects is still a contentious issue. This research further examined the rarely studied secondary transfer effect (STE; Pettigrew, 2009), by which contact with a primary outgroup reduces prejudice toward secondary groups that are not directly involved in the contact. Across 3 cross-sectional studies conducted in Cyprus (N = 1,653), Northern Ireland (N = 1,973), and Texas (N = 275) and 1 longitudinal study conducted in Northern Ireland (N = 411), the present research sought to systematically rule out alternative accounts of the STE and to investigate 2 potential mediating mechanisms (ingroup reappraisal and attitude generalization). Results indicated that, consistent with the STE, contact with a primary outgroup predicts attitudes toward secondary outgroups, over and above contact with the secondary outgroup, socially desirable responding, and prior attitudes. Mediation analyses found strong evidence for attitude generalization but only limited evidence for ingroup reappraisal as an underlying process. Two out of 3 tests of a reverse model, where contact with the secondary outgroup predicts attitudes toward the primary outgroup, provide further evidence for an indirect effect through attitude generalization. Theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed, and directions for future research are identified. © 2010 American Psychological Association.en
dc.sourceJournal of personality and social psychologyen
dc.subjectAttitude generalizationen
dc.subjectIngroup reappraisalen
dc.subjectIntergroup contacten
dc.subjectPrejudice reductionen
dc.subjectSecondary transfer effecten
dc.titleSecondary transfer effects of intergroup contact: Alternative accounts and underlying processesen
dc.description.endingpage302Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and EducationΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.description.notesCited By :79; Export Date: 20 July 2017en
dc.contributor.orcidPsaltis, Charis [0000-0001-8724-665X]

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