Polyculturalism and perceived effects of globalization in Macau
Bernardo, Allan B., I

Attitudes toward increased cross-cultural contact associated with globalization vary depending on whether contact is perceived as a threat that disrupts psychological functions of one's own culture. I tested the hypothesis that belief about the dynamic connectedness of cultures, that is, polyculturalism, would be associated with the effects of increased contact through globalization being perceived more positively. Those who believe in polyculturalism assume fewer fixed cultural boundaries; thus, cross-cultural contact is not perceived as being disruptive. Data obtained from 598 undergraduate university students in Macau supported this hypothesis. It was found that polyculturalism was associated with more positive perceptions of the effects of globalization on the economy and culture of Macau, and there was a positive trend in the perceived effect of migration on Macau society. Although effect sizes were small, belief in polyculturalism could be further explored as a factor that predisposes individuals to take more positive attitudes about globalization.

KeywordPolyculturalism Globalization Migration Global Trade Cross-cultural Contact Cross-cultural Connections
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WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Social
WOS IDWOS:000476619700012
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorBernardo, Allan B., I
AffiliationUniv Macau, Dept Psychol, E21-3060 Humanities & Social Sci Bldg,Ave Univ, Taipa, Macau, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Bernardo, Allan B., I. Polyculturalism and perceived effects of globalization in Macau[J]. SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY,2019,47(7):1-7.
APA Bernardo, Allan B., I.(2019).Polyculturalism and perceived effects of globalization in Macau.SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY,47(7),1-7.
MLA Bernardo, Allan B., I."Polyculturalism and perceived effects of globalization in Macau".SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY 47.7(2019):1-7.
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