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New approaches to the `crucial' test of the causation and selection hypotheses in a Northern Irish sample

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Mallett, John, Cairns, Ed and Bunting, Brendan (2002) New approaches to the `crucial' test of the causation and selection hypotheses in a Northern Irish sample. JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY & APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 12 (2). pp. 137-141. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1002/casp.659

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between minority/majority status and psychological adjustment, as measured by the GHQ-12. Rather than using religious labels in Northern Ireland to define minority/majority status, the authors hypothesized that such status is more contingent upon the local area context. Using a purer operationalization of minority/majority status, the authors found no evidence of an `ethnic density effect'. Implications for the questionable validity of the `crucial test' of the selection and causation hypotheses are discussed. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

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 > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict & Equality
ID Code:1911
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:46
Last Modified:14 Apr 2014 16:17

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