Acculturation expectation profiles of Russian majority group members and their intergroup attitudes

Dmitry Grigoryev, Fons van de Vijver

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Abstract

Employing a person-oriented approach to acculturation expectations held by Russian majority group members, we investigated the presence of groups of profiles and relationships between acculturation expectation profiles and intergroup attitudes. Applying latent profile analysis, we found three easy-to-interpret acculturation expectation profiles: biculturalism expectations, alternate-biculturalism expectations (with public-private domain differences in preference), and assimilation expectations. The subsequent comparative analysis showed that these profiles mainly differed in the extent of the desirability of maintenance of heritage culture, and adoption of the mainstream culture by immigrants only in private domains of life. The biculturalism expectation profile contained individuals who support the idea of a multicultural society. The alternate-biculturalism expectation profile contained individuals with slightly less emphasis on adoption of mainstream acculturation for immigrants, a distinction between preferences in the public and private domains of life, more focus on public domains, and less right-wing authoritarianism. The assimilation expectation profile contained individuals with a higher dangerous worldview and endorsement of discrimination, and lower support of a multicultural ideology, willingness to engage in intergroup contact, and desire of maintenance of heritage acculturation for immigrants. Our study demonstrated the value of a person-oriented approach in a population where subgroups differ in the domain dependence of their acculturation expectations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-99
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2018

Keywords

  • ADAPTATION
  • ADOLESCENTS
  • Acculturation domains
  • Acculturation expectations
  • Acculturation profiles
  • IMMIGRANT
  • INTEGRATION
  • LIFE DOMAINS
  • MINORITY
  • MULTICULTURALISM
  • Multiculturalism
  • PREJUDICE
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT
  • Person-oriented approach
  • SOCIAL-DOMINANCE ORIENTATION

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