Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius.

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    • Affiliation:
      Utrecht University, Ercomer, the Netherlands
      University of Mauritius, Mauritius 1
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    • Abstract:
      This study investigated understandings of national group belonging in relation to attitudes toward foreign and established outgroups in Mauritius. Representative data were collected among the three numerically largest ethno-cultural groups (Hindus, Muslims, and Creoles; N total = 1770) and results confirmed a distinction between "being," "doing," and "feeling" Mauritian among all three groups, with some small differences for Creoles compared to Hindus and Muslims. Furthermore, "being" Mauritian was not significantly related to attitudes toward established and foreign outgroups. In contrast, the "doing" understanding was negatively associated with both attitudes, and the "feeling" understanding showed positive associations with both outgroup attitudes among all three participant groups. The findings make a novel contribution to the literature on how people understand national identity, how these understandings differ between ethno-cultural groups within a nation, and how these relate to attitudes toward foreign as well as established outgroups.
    • Journal Subset:
      Biomedical
    • ISSN:
      0147-1767
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 101317301
    • Publication Date:
      20201006
    • Publication Date:
      20201006
    • DOI:
      10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004
    • Accession Number:
      145756418
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VAN DER WERF, F. et al. Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, [s. l.], v. 78, p. 73–83, 2020. DOI 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145756418. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      van der Werf F, Verkuyten M, Martinovic B, Ng Tseung-Wong C. Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 2020;78:73-83. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004
    • APA:
      van der Werf, F., Verkuyten, M., Martinovic, B., & Ng Tseung-Wong, C. (2020). Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 78, 73–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      van der Werf, Femke, Maykel Verkuyten, Borja Martinovic, and Caroline Ng Tseung-Wong. 2020. “Understandings of National Identity and Outgroup Attitudes in Culturally Diverse Mauritius.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations 78 (September): 73–83. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004.
    • Harvard:
      van der Werf, F. et al. (2020) ‘Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius’, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 78, pp. 73–83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      van der Werf, F, Verkuyten, M, Martinovic, B & Ng Tseung-Wong, C 2020, ‘Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius’, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 78, pp. 73–83, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      van der Werf, Femke, et al. “Understandings of National Identity and Outgroup Attitudes in Culturally Diverse Mauritius.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 78, Sept. 2020, pp. 73–83. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      van der Werf, Femke, Maykel Verkuyten, Borja Martinovic, and Caroline Ng Tseung-Wong. “Understandings of National Identity and Outgroup Attitudes in Culturally Diverse Mauritius.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations 78 (September 2020): 73–83. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.10.004.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      van der Werf F, Verkuyten M, Martinovic B, Ng Tseung-Wong C. Understandings of national identity and outgroup attitudes in culturally diverse Mauritius. International Journal of Intercultural Relations [Internet]. 2020 Sep [cited 2020 Dec 1];78:73–83. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=145756418