A World of Their Own: Acculturation and Views on War and Interpersonal Violence Among Adult Mennonites
Student author: Allyson Meloni
Student author: Jacquelyn M. MacDonald
Student author: Aya Inoue
Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research
Research shows that the degree of acculturation may affect individuals' views within a given culture as more acculturated individuals may hold values that are consistent with those of the given culture. We examined acculturation and attitudes toward war and interpersonal conflict among adult Mennonites. Consistent with predictions, increased acculturation was associated with favorable views about the use of violence in interpersonal conflicts. Unexpectedly, acculturation was not associated with support of war, likely because the data were collected during Gulf War II. Future research on Mennonites and acculturation should consider views on all types of violence, especially use of corporal punishment.
Meloni, Allyson, Marie Helweg-Larsen, Jacquelyn M. MacDonald, and Aya Inoue. "A World of Their Own: Acculturation and Views on War and Interpersonal Violence Among Adult Mennonites." Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research 10, no. 2 (2005): 49-53. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.psichi.org/resource/resmgr/journal_2005/summer05_meloni.pdf