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Dr Wolfram Schulz

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Ten Hypotheses About Tolerance Among Latin American Adolescents, Daniel Caro, Wolfram Schulz Dec 2011

Ten Hypotheses About Tolerance Among Latin American Adolescents, Daniel Caro, Wolfram Schulz

Dr Wolfram Schulz

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, race, mental and/or physical disability, religious background, HIV/AIDS status, and ethnic origin affects the well-being of minorities and society in general. Recent research in North America underscores the importance of contact with diverse networks, intergroup discussions, a social dominance orientation, religious beliefs, and the school climate, among other factors, to explain tolerance for minorities. Theoretical and empirical work in Latin America is less extensive and has been limited by the lack of quantitative data. This article evaluates 10 different hypotheses about tolerance, using data from eighth-grade students in six Latin American ...