2004
Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Reduction of negative stereotypes about Moroccans through a movie

Reduction of negative stereotypes about Moroccans through a movie

A. Vrugt, M. Jacobs & R. Meertens, Gedrag & Organisatie, volume 23, March 2010, nr. 1, pp. 0-00

This study investigated whether looking at the movie 'Cool' of Theo van Gogh would reduce secondary school students' negative stereotypes about Moroccans. The results showed that appreciation of the movie contributed through empathy with the Moroccan protagonists in the movie to small attribution of negative stereotypical traits to Moroccans in general. Before looking at this movie the participants ascribed negative stereotypical traits to a greater extent to Moroccans in general than to young people in general. After looking at the movie the participants less strongly ascribed negative stereotypical traits to Moroccans in general than before. Moreover, after looking at the movie negative stereotypical traits were ascribed to a greater extent to young people in general than before. After looking at the movie there were no longer any differences between the attribution of negative stereotypical traits to Moroccans in general and young people. Furthermore, empathy had a negative relationship with the attribution of undesirable behaviour to personal dispositions, and the undesirable behaviour of Moroccan young people was attributed less to personal dispositions after looking at the movie than before.

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