Personal value preferences, group identifications, and cultural practices of Palestinian Israelis working in close contact with Jewish Israelis

Eugene Tartakovsky, Ayat Abu Kheit

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Abstract

The present study investigates the connection between personal value preferences, group identifications, and cultural practices among Palestinian Israelis working in close contact with the Jewish population in Israel. One hundred twenty-two Palestinian Israelis participated in the study. The participants were employed in different professional positions in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area and were recruited to the study using the snowball technique. A stronger national identification was associated with a higher preference for the security and conformity values, and a lower preference for the humility values. A stronger ethnic identification was associated with a lower preference for the security, power, and stimulation values. Group identifications mediated the connection between personal value preferences and cultural practices. A longer time working in close contact with the majority group and less frequent visits home were associated with a greater adherence to the majority group’s cultural practices but not with adherence to the ethnic group’s practices and not with the group identifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-555
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Volume157
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Ethnic and national identification
  • Palestinian Israelis
  • majority group cultural practices
  • minority group cultural practices
  • personal value preferences

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