Title: Minority Adolescents in Ethnically Diverse Schools: Perceptions of Equal Treatment Buffer Threat Effects
Authors: Baysu, Gülseli ×
Celeste, Laura
Brown, Rupert
Verschueren, Karine
Phalet, Karen #
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Series Title: Child Development vol:87 issue:5
Article number: 10.1111/cdev.12609
Abstract: Can perceptions of equal treatment buffer the negative effects of threat on the school success of minority students? Focusing on minority adolescents from Turkish and Moroccan heritage in Belgium (Mage  = 14.5; N = 735 in 47 ethnically diverse schools), multilevel mediated moderation analyses showed: (a) perceived discrimination at school predicted lower test performance; (b) experimentally manipulated stereotype threat decreased performance (mediated by increased disengagement); (c) perceived equal treatment at school predicted higher performance (mediated by decreased disengagement); and (d) personal and peer perceptions of equal treatment buffered negative effects of discrimination and stereotype threat. Thus, (situational) stereotype threat and perceived discrimination at school both undermine minority student success, whereas perceived equal treatment can provide a buffer against such threats.
ISSN: 0009-3920
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Social and Cultural Psychology
School Psychology and Development in Context
× corresponding author
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