Terror management and acculturation: do thoughts of death affect acculturation attitudes of receiving society members?

dc.contributor.advisorSafdar, Saba
dc.contributor.authorDupuis, Darcy R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:43:50Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:43:50Z
dc.date.copyright2008
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the effects of mortality salience (MS) on acculturation attitudes of Anglo-Canadians toward culturally close (British) and culturally distant (Arab-Muslim) immigrants. In study 1, the effects of MS on attitudes of Anglo-Canadians were measured using the Host Community Acculturation Scale, based on the Interactive Acculturation Model. MS was hypothesized to result in more welcoming attitudes toward the British and less welcoming attitudes toward Arab-Muslims. However, no support for the hypotheses was found. In study 2, the effects of MS on attitudes of Anglo-Canadians were measured using the receiving society scale accompanying the Relative Acculturation Extended Model. MS was hypothesized to lead to higher separation and lower assimilation held toward British immigrants and higher assimilation and lower separation toward Arab-Muslim immigrants. The hypotheses were supported. The influence of terror management processes on acculturation attitudes is discussed within the context of Canadian society, with additional implications for other societal settings.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/19712
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectmortality salienceen_US
dc.subjectacculturationen_US
dc.subjectattitudesen_US
dc.subjectAnglo-Canadiansen_US
dc.subjectculturally closeen_US
dc.subjectBritishen_US
dc.subjectculturally distanten_US
dc.subjectArab-Muslimen_US
dc.subjectimmigrantsen_US
dc.subjectHost Community Acculturation Scaleen_US
dc.subjectInteractive Acculturation Modelen_US
dc.subjectreceiving society scaleen_US
dc.subjectRelative Acculturation Extended Modelen_US
dc.titleTerror management and acculturation: do thoughts of death affect acculturation attitudes of receiving society members?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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