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'Rallying around the flag': Can an intergroup contact intervention promote national unity?

Abstract:

A longitudinal study evaluated the success of a contact-based nation-building intervention (the Malaysian National Service Programme) in promoting various facets of national unity. The study assessed how post-test measures of quality of intergroup contact, outgroup evaluations, and levels of identification changed compared to their respective pre-test levels, for both National Service and control group participants. The intervention did not lead to a worsening of any of the constructs related...

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Al Ramiah, A More by this author
Hewstone, M More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of social psychology / the British Psychological Society
Volume:
51
Issue:
2
Pages:
239-256
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
2044-8309
ISSN:
0144-6665
URN:
uuid:a60245c4-ba3f-4d8d-9ee6-00c878107354
Source identifiers:
167544
Local pid:
pubs:167544

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