When there are only minorities : identity and in-group/out-group orientations of emerging adults in four South African ethnocultural groups

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dc.contributor.author Adams, Byron G.
dc.contributor.author Naude, Luzelle
dc.contributor.author Nel, Jan Alewyn
dc.contributor.author Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.
dc.contributor.author Laher, Sumaya
dc.contributor.author Louw, Johann
dc.contributor.author Tadi, Florence
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-03T06:29:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-03T06:29:36Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract Intergroup relation perspectives stem from research in Western contexts with clear distinctions between the dominant and nondominant groups. In South Africa, with at least 13 different cultural groups and 11 official languages, no group is dominant in all life spheres. We examine the relationship between identity and in-/out-group orientation across Black-Zulu, Coloured (mixed racial ancestry), Indian, and White-Afrikaans emerging adults (N ¼ 390; 75% females, Mage ¼ 19.97 years, SD ¼ 2.44). Results indicate that personal identity for all groups and ethnic identity for Black-Zulu, Indian, and White-Afrikaans emerging adults were important for intergroup relations. Black-Zulu, Coloured, and Indian emerging adults distinguish themselves less from others, whereas White-Afrikaans emerging adults are less open to others. Ultimately, the complexity of intergroup relations in South Africa has implications for the effective transformation interventions needed to counter experiences of threat and make group boundaries more flexible for emerging adults. en_ZA
dc.description.department Human Resource Management en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The financial assistance of the National Research Foundation (NRF—grant number: 74653) toward this research is hereby acknowledged. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Research Foundation (NRF—grant number: 74653) en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://journals.sagepub.com/home/eax en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Adams, B.G., Naudé, L., Nel, J.A. 2018, 'When there are only minorities : identity and in-group/out-group orientations of emerging adults in four South African ethnocultural groups', Emerging Adulthood, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 7-16. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2167-6968 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-3178 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/2167696817752755
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64363
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject In-group en_ZA
dc.subject Out-group en_ZA
dc.subject Integrated threat theory en_ZA
dc.subject Minorities en_ZA
dc.subject Social identity theory en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title When there are only minorities : identity and in-group/out-group orientations of emerging adults in four South African ethnocultural groups en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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