Cultural Attitudes of Romanian Youth

Bob Ives, Kathryn Obenchain, Kathryn Obenchain, Eleni Oikonomidoy, Eleni Oikonomidoy


A variation of the Bogardus scale on social distance was implemented to examine the cultural attitudes of Romanian youth about minorities in Romania. The results indicated that the greatest social distance was reported towards members of the Rroma minority with members of the Hungarian minority following. The least social distance was, not surprisingly, associated with members of the Romanian majority. The findings of this study are examined in light of their implications for teacher education, in the continuously changing sociopolitical landscape of Romania.

Keywords: Cultural attitude, Romania, Pre-service teacher, Bogardus scale, Contact theory

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