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The experience of ethnic prejudice of Turkish ethnic minorities in Flanders : does it affect parental preferences about partner selection?

Amelie Van Pottelberge (UGent) and John Lievens (UGent)
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The aim of the present study is twofold. First, we evaluate to what extent Turkish ethnic minority members experience ethnic prejudice in the Flemish society. Experiencing ethnic prejudice could affect the orientation of minority members towards the majority group, their own (migrant) community and towards the country of origin (of their parents). Therefore, in the second part we assess the effect ethnic prejudice has on a specific type of interethnic social contact: partner selection. To what extent Turkish parents prefer a Turkish partner (living in Turkey) for their children, or do they show openness towards Belgian partners? We apply linear and multinomial logistic regression models on data retrieved form a representative survey in the Turkish ethnic minority in Flanders (n = 430). First, we find that ethnic prejudice is very common in the lives of Turkish minorities in Flanders. Men, respondents with a lower socioeconomic status, and partner migrants are especially at risk of experiencing prejudice. Second, we conclude that although the majority of the parents prefers ethnically homogeneous partnerships, openness towards mixed is found among more than 25% of the parents. Experiencing ethnic prejudice and having a lower educational attainment lowers that likelihood of being open towards mixed partnerships with Belgian partners.
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PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION, GROUP IDENTIFICATION, INTEGRATION PARADOX, INTERGROUP CONTACT, UNITED-STATES, IMMIGRANTS, NETHERLANDS, ATTITUDES, CHOICE, 2ND-GENERATION

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Van Pottelberge, Amelie, and John Lievens. 2018. “The Experience of Ethnic Prejudice of Turkish Ethnic Minorities in Flanders : Does It Affect Parental Preferences About Partner Selection?” International Journal of Intercultural Relations 65: 30–41.
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Van Pottelberge, A., & Lievens, J. (2018). The experience of ethnic prejudice of Turkish ethnic minorities in Flanders : does it affect parental preferences about partner selection? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, 65, 30–41.
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Van Pottelberge A, Lievens J. The experience of ethnic prejudice of Turkish ethnic minorities in Flanders : does it affect parental preferences about partner selection? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS. 2018;65:30–41.
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Van Pottelberge, Amelie, and John Lievens. “The Experience of Ethnic Prejudice of Turkish Ethnic Minorities in Flanders : Does It Affect Parental Preferences About Partner Selection?” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS 65 (2018): 30–41. Print.
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  author       = {Van Pottelberge, Amelie and Lievens, John},
  issn         = {0147-1767},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {30--41},
  title        = {The experience of ethnic prejudice of Turkish ethnic minorities in Flanders : does it affect parental preferences about partner selection?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2018.03.008},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2018},
}

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