Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 337-346 doi:  en trámite
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Actitudes de aculturación y valores personales de los adolescentes autóctonos

Laura Lara / María Luisa Padilla Pastor.pp. 337-346


Attitudes are determined to a great extent by personal values. Due to this, the knowledge of the values that propitiate a better predisposition to immigrants’ integration may be a key aspect for the intervention in this field. Previous studies have showed there are values related with the support of positive attitudes towards immigration, while other ones are related with negative attitudes.
Nevertheless, the majority of these studies have been done with adults, so we know less about younger population. In this research we study the relation between the values (using the Swartz’s values theory) of 482 native adolescents resident in Spain with their attitudes towards immigration (using Berry’s model of acculturation). Our results were similar –but not complete coincident— to the ones found in adult population. They show that having benevolent and universalistic values predispose towards the acceptation of immigrants, while values based on power predispose towards the rejection of them.
Keywords: Immigration, attitudes, acculturation, values, adolescence.

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