An experimental study of the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes in urban China

Gu, Jun, Nielsen, Ingrid, Shachat, Jason, Smyth, Russell and Peng, Yujia 2016, An experimental study of the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes in urban China, Urban studies, vol. 53, no. 14, pp. 2991-3006, doi: 10.1177/0042098015598730.

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Title An experimental study of the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes in urban China
Author(s) Gu, Jun
Nielsen, IngridORCID iD for Nielsen, Ingrid
Shachat, Jason
Smyth, Russell
Peng, Yujia
Journal name Urban studies
Volume number 53
Issue number 14
Start page 2991
End page 3006
Total pages 16
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1874-9429
Keyword(s) attitudes
contact hypothesis
experimental methods
intergroup conflict
Summary A large body of literature attests to the growing social divide between urban residents and rural–urban migrants in China’s cities. This study uses a randomised experiment to test the effect ofintergroup contact on attitudes between a group of urban adolescents and a group of rural–urbanmigrant adolescents. Results showed that intergroup contact in the form of a fun and cooperativepuzzle task significantly reduced negative attitudes toward the other group. Implications fordesegregated schooling and their broader societal implications in China are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0042098015598730
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
1205 Urban And Regional Planning
1402 Applied Economics
1604 Human Geography
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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