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African Population Studies
Union for African Population Studies
ISSN: 0850-5780
Vol. 28, No. 1s, 2014, pp. 623-635
Bioline Code: ep14016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Population Studies, Vol. 28, No. 1s, 2014, pp. 623-635

 en Social Context Factors and Attitudes toward Interracial Relationships on a South African University Campus
Amoateng, Acheampong Yaw & Kalule-Sabiti, Ishmael

Abstract

The present study used a stratified random sample of undergraduate students at a major Metropolitan University in the Gauteng province of South Africa to examine aspects of the contact hypothesis as originally formulated by Gordon Allport. Specifically, the study sought to examine the effects of two social settings, namely, educational and religious settings on students’ attitudes toward interracial relationships. We failed to find empirical support for our hypotheses that the higher education and religious settings would engender favourable attitudes towards interracial relationships. Rather we found the secondary education setting, being African, having intimate interactions with people of different racial backgrounds positively influence students attitudes towards interracial relationships.

Keywords
Contact Hypothesis; Inter-Racial dating; Education; Religion; Youth Identity

 
 fr
Amoateng, Acheampong Yaw & Kalule-Sabiti, Ishmael

Résumé

La présente étude a employé un échantillon aléatoire stratifié d'étudiants d'étudiant préparant une licence à l'université de Johannesburg pour examiner des aspects de l'hypothèse de contact comme à l'origine formulé par Gordon Allport. Spécifiquement, l'étude a cherché à évaluer les effets de deux arrangements éducatifs et religieux sociaux d'arrangements, à savoir, attitudes sur étudiants des' envers dater interracial. Nous avons trouvé cela conformé à l'hypothèse de contact, le contact social entre les personnes de différents milieux sociaux tels que la course est crucial en favorisant des attitudes positives envers une des autres et que ces contacts sociaux sont en grande partie engendrés par des arrangements sociaux de contexte tels que le système d'éducation.

Mots Clés
clés entrent en contact avec l'hypothèse; datant; éducation; religion; jeunesse identité

 
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