Changing intercultural attitudes over time

Félix Neto (1)
(1) Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Portugal


Diversity is increasing within the Europe, and in Portugal in particular, and higher education will likely play a key role in preparing people to function in this new environment. This study assessed the effectiveness of an Intercultural Relations course at changing student levels of attitudes towards diversity and feelings of self-worth. The results indicated that the course had a positive impact on the multicultural ideology and increased ethnic tolerance and self-esteem, but it had no impact on gender-role ideology and ageism.

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Félix Neto, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Correspondence relating to this paper should be sent to Félix Neto, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Manuel Pereira da Silva, 4200-392 Porto, Portugal, e-mail <>.

Neto, F. (2006). Changing intercultural attitudes over time. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 6(2), 1–11.

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