Promoting Inclusion Via Cross-Group Friendship: The Mediating Role of Change in Trust and Sympathy

Grütter, Jeanine and Gasser, Luciano and Zuffianò, Antonio and Meyer, Bertolt (2017) Promoting Inclusion Via Cross-Group Friendship: The Mediating Role of Change in Trust and Sympathy. Child Development. ISSN 1467-8624

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Abstract

To understand the conditions fostering positive outcomes of inclusive schooling, this two-wave study examined the role of individual change in trust and sympathy for adolescents' cross-group friendships and inclusive attitudes toward students with low academic achievement. Cross-group friendships, intergroup trust, intergroup sympathy, and inclusive attitudes were obtained from surveys completed by 1,122 Swiss adolescents (Mage T1 = 11.54 years, Mage T2 = 12.58 years) from 61 school classes. Results from a parallel latent change score model revealed that the number of cross-group friendships positively related to individual change in trust and sympathy; this growing trust and sympathy in turn predicted adolescents' inclusive attitudes. These findings are discussed regarding theories of intergroup contact and inclusive schooling.

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Additional Information and Comments: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Grütter, J., Gasser, L., Zuffianò, A. and Meyer, B. (2017), Promoting Inclusion Via Cross-Group Friendship: The Mediating Role of Change in Trust and Sympathy, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12883/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Antonio Zuffiano
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 08:59
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2063

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