Tolerance of Practices by Muslim Actors: An Integrative Social-Developmental Perspective
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Child Development © 2010 Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Volume 81, Issue 5, pages 1384–1399, September/October 2010
How to Cite
Gieling, M., Thijs, J. and Verkuyten, M. (2010), Tolerance of Practices by Muslim Actors: An Integrative Social-Developmental Perspective. Child Development, 81: 1384–1399. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01480.x
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2010
Using social-cognitive domain theory and social identity theory, tolerance judgments of practices by Muslim actors among Dutch adolescents (12–17) were investigated. The findings for Study 1 (N = 180) demonstrated that participants evaluated 4 practices using different types of reasons: personal, social-conventional, and moral. In Study 2 (N = 970), participants were more tolerant of acts considered to be a personal issue than of acts that pertained to moral issues (social-conventional acts were in the middle). Furthermore, participants were more tolerant of the particular practices than of campaigns for public support of co-Muslims for these practices. Level of education, in-group identification, and multiculturalism had much weaker effects in the moral than in the other domains. Age was negatively related to tolerance.