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Roma’s School Ethnic Composition, Intergroup Contact and Global Citizenship Identification as Predictors of Well-Being
Curr Res Educ (2016) 2(3), 121-129
We examined a serial mediation model of Roma’s prior school ethnic composition on well-being through intergroup contact and global citizenship identification. Slovak Roma completed measures related to school ethnic composition, intergroup friendships, global citizenship identification, and mental and physical well-being. The results showed that attendance at schools with a larger number of non-Roma predicted more intergroup friendships. A greater number of intergroup friendships predicted greater global citizenship identification, which in turn, predicted greater well-being. Furthermore, intergroup friendships also predicted greater well-being. The association between school ethnic composition and well-being was mediated by intergroup friendships and global citizenship identification. Together, the results highlight the environmental impact on Roma’s social network, identity, and mental and physical well-being.
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