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Intergroup friendships: Integrated and desegregated schools in northern Ireland

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McClenahan, Carol, Cairns, Ed, Dunn, S and Morgan, V (1996) Intergroup friendships: Integrated and desegregated schools in northern Ireland. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 136 (5). pp. 549-558. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The friendship choices of two hundred twenty-six 11- to 12-year-old students and one hundred fifty 14- to 15-year-old students in Northern Ireland were examined, The students attended a planned integrated school, a Protestant desegregated school, or a Catholic desegregated school. Fifty-two percent of the total sample was Protestant, and 48% was Catholic. In-group bias was the exception rather than the rule, in all 3 schools, and was exhibited most often by secondary-school students during the ist months of their ist year. Intergroup contact seemed to help foster cross-group relationships, but there was no evidence that any 1 type of school was more effective in this respect.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality
ID Code:1710
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:42
Last Modified:23 Apr 2012 12:03

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