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Social rejection during school years and the development of negative attitudes toward minority groups in adulthood

Zehavit Gross and Rotem Maor

Children and Youth Services Review, 2018, vol. 89, issue C, 319-328

Abstract: •The current research indicate that a violent act related to early social rejection is rejection of minority groups.•Rejection contributes to low self-esteem in adulthood, which in turn contributes to negative attitudes toward outgroups.•Rejection contributes to minimal relations with outgroups, which in turn contributes to negative attitudes toward them.

Keywords: Social rejection during school years; Long-term implications of social rejection; Negative attitudes toward minority groups (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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