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Acculturation orientations of competing host communities toward valued and devalued immigrants

Written by Louis-Patrick St-Pierre :: [Wednesday, 10 November 2004 11:21] Last updated by Azure René de Cotret :: [Friday, 27 November 2020 11:48]
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Year: 2004 Authors and Collaborators Montreuil, Annie; Bourhis, Richard Y.; Theme Acculturation of minorities
Volume and number: , 28 (6) Journal: , International Journal of Intercultural Relations Pages : , 507-532 Abstract This study explored how members of competing host communities may endorse different acculturation orientations towards valued and devalued immigrants settled in the bilingual city of Montreal. Francophone (N=422) and Anglophone (N=401) host community students from low-, medium- and high-ethnic diversity colleges completed the host community acculturation scale (HCAS) along with a questionnaire monitoring a range of social psychological correlates of acculturation orientations. Results showed that Anglophones were more integrationist and individualist and less assimilationist than Francophones. Both Francophones and Anglophones were more integrationist and individualist and less assimilationist, segregationist and exclusionist toward valued than devalued immigrants. Attending a multiethnic college had no influence on respondents’ acculturation orientations. The more welcoming acculturation orientations of Anglophones compared to Francophones was corroborated by results obtained with immigrants attending the French and the English colleges. Social psychological profiles of the respective acculturation orientations were similar across both host communities thus supporting the construct validity of the HCAS. Attitude toward co-national outgroup was a significant determinant of each acculturation orientations, suggesting that intergroup relations between rival host communities has an impact on acculturation orientations toward immigrants.

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This text is available on Richard Bourhis’s website: This website contains more than 50 chapters and articles, under PDF format, that can be printed (for personal usage only).