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Impact of pre-war and post-war intergroup contact on intergroup relations and mental health: Evidence from a Bosnian sample

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Using a sample of Bosnian adults (N = 381) we investigated the association between intergroup contact, measures of intergroup relations, and mental health. Structural equation models with latent variables showed that postwar contact had beneficial effects, being positively related to outgroup trust and intergroup forgiveness, and negatively associated with social distance. Moreover, postwar contact had indirect effects on reduced morbidity and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms via increa...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1037/pac0000222

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ORCID:
0000-0002-9893-7656
Hadziosmanovic, E More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
New College
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
250-259
Publication date:
2017-08-01
Acceptance date:
2016-08-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-7949
ISSN:
1078-1919
Pubs id:
pubs:891051
URN:
uri:68151119-79ef-4c82-9433-c1ad0bce85d0
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uuid:68151119-79ef-4c82-9433-c1ad0bce85d0
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pubs:891051

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