Generalized Intergroup Contact Effects on Prejudice

  title={Generalized Intergroup Contact Effects on Prejudice},
  author={Thomas F. Pettigrew},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={173 - 185}
  • T. Pettigrew
  • Published 1 February 1997
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
The intergroup contact hypothesis is tested with self-reports of 3,806 survey respondents in seven 1988 national probability samples of France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and West Germany. With seven key variables controlled, the hypothesis is confirmed-especially for intergroup friendships and affective prejudice. Nonrecursive models indicate that the predicted friends-to-less-prejudice causal path is larger than the prejudice to-fewer-intergroup friends path. These effects generalize in… 
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