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Attitudes Towards Children of Divorce Among European Canadian and South Asian Canadian Young Adults: The Role of Divorce Norms and Cultural Identification

Attitudes Towards Children of Divorce Among European Canadian and South Asian Canadian Young Adults: The Role of Divorce Norms and Cultural Identification

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Title: Attitudes Towards Children of Divorce Among European Canadian and South Asian Canadian Young Adults: The Role of Divorce Norms and Cultural Identification
Author: Michel, Justin
Abstract: Since the latter half of the 20th century, divorce has become relatively common in individualist cultures (e.g., European countries), while it is still rather uncommon in collectivist cultures (e.g., South Asian countries). Previous work has found that individuals that stray from marital norms can be stigmatized, but no previous studies have examined the views that people hold regarding children of divorce. The present study (N = 221) explored the extent to which European Canadian and South Asian Canadian young adults stigmatize other young adults from divorced families. While participants from both cultures were not highly stigmatizing, differences in stigma were partially explained by differences in perceived cultural divorce norms. The heritage cultural identification of South Asian Canadians was also found to moderate the relationship between perceived cultural norms and individual stigma. Results point to the importance of perceived social norms and cultural identification when examining the perception of young adults with divorced parents.
Subject: Individual & family studies
Keywords: Psychology
Cultural psychology
Children of divorce
Divorce
Stigma
Divorced parents
Culture
South Asia
South Asian
European Canadian
Europe
India
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Middle East
Middle Eastern
White
Canadian
Divorce norms
Social norms
Divorce rates
Cultural norms
Attitudes
Cultural stigma
Cultural identification
Cross-cultural
Opinions
Stigmatization
Parental divorce
Child of divorce
Kids of divorce
Effects of parental divorce
Perceived social norms
Perceived norms
Perceived cultural norms
Perceived stigma
Perceived divorce norms
Heritage culture
Canadian culture
Divorce normality
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34361
Supervisor: Lalonde, Richard N.
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Psychology(Functional Area: Social and Personality)
Exam date: 2017-08-17
Publish on: 2018-03-01

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