Intergroup Contact and Host Culture Acceptance: A Comparative Analysis of Western Europe and the United States

Croucher, Stephen M.; Appenrodt, Juliane; Lauwo, George; Stojcsics, Agnes
October 2013
Human Communication;2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p153
Academic Journal
Muslim immigration is rapidly increasing in Western Europe and the United States. As this immigration increases so does Islamophobia. Using the intergroup contact hypothesis as a guide, this study explored intergroup contact and belief in immigrant motivation to adapt in the US and three Western European nations. Hypothesis testing found negative and positive relationships between intergroup contact and belief in immigrant motivation to adapt in the four nations. Exploration of the research questions found national culture to have no influence on intergroup contact, but a significant influence on belief in immigrant motivation to adapt. German and UK participants had higher belief, while French participants had less belief immigrants were willing to adapt to the dominant culture when compared to US participants.


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