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Development and trends of intergroup contact studies


Yao, Shujing and Mohd Khir, Azlina and Ma’rof, Aini Azeqa and Wan Jaafar, Wan Munira (2022) Development and trends of intergroup contact studies. Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, 12 (10). 376 - 388. ISSN 2222-6990


Intergroup contact is considered as an effective intervention strategy to reduce intergroup bias, increase intergroup trust, and promote inter-group relationships. The study used CiteSpace software to do a visual analysis on the 2966 articles from the Web of Science Core Collection database between 2012 and 2022. It was found that during this period, the number of articles focus on intergroup contact increased steadily year by year, with social psychology as the main discipline background, the researchers are mainly conducted in the United States and the research content focused on intergroup contact theory, intergroup attitude, intergroup anxiety, reducing bias and other topics. Moreover, it formed the foundation of knowledge including direct contact and indirect contact, mechanism of how intergroup contact to improve intergroup bias, and intergroup contact intervention strategies. Research trends mainly include positive contact, negative contact, and social change research.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v12-i10/15219
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Intergroup contact; Visual analysis; Development progress; Research hotspots; Research frontiers
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Faseha Mohd Kadim
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2023 18:34
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 18:34
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/100593
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