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Canadian Citizens' Beliefs about Diversity: Influence of Generation Status, Multicultural Ideology and Cultural Identity on Immigration Attitudes

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dc.contributor.advisor Safdar, Saba
dc.contributor.author Goh, Kimberley
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-10T18:55:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-10T18:55:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-01
dc.date.created 2020-01-08
dc.date.issued 2020-01-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17770
dc.description.abstract Traditionally, cross-cultural research tends to make comparisons between groups of people based on their ethnicity or citizenship. In the face of increasingly multicultural societies such as Canada, research suggests that it is necessary to re-evaluate the criteria by which we group people and make comparisons. The present study explores whether factors such as generation status, multicultural ideology, and cultural identity influence Canadian citizens’ immigration attitudes. A community sample (N=306) of Canadian citizens completed an online survey. Results found no significant differences in participants’ immigration attitudes based on their generation status or whether they were part of the ethnic majority/minority. However, there was a strong positive correlation between multicultural ideology and immigration attitudes, and a weak positive correlation between national identity and immigration attitudes. Multicultural ideology also mediated the relationship between generation status and immigration attitudes when comparing first and third generation participants. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject immigration attitudes en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Canadian citizen en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural psychology en_US
dc.subject generation status en_US
dc.subject cultural identity en_US
dc.subject ethnic identity en_US
dc.subject national identity en_US
dc.title Canadian Citizens' Beliefs about Diversity: Influence of Generation Status, Multicultural Ideology and Cultural Identity on Immigration Attitudes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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