Publication detail

Multiculturalism at Czech universities as a predictor of diversity work place. The case of students from former Soviet Union

RAŠTICOVÁ, M. SENICHEV, V.

Original Title

Multiculturalism at Czech universities as a predictor of diversity work place. The case of students from former Soviet Union

English Title

Multiculturalism at Czech universities as a predictor of diversity work place. The case of students from former Soviet Union

Type

journal article - other

Language

en

Original Abstract

The study is focused on the problematic of spreading multiculturalism at universities in the Czech Republic. The number of immigrants mostly from regions of Eastern Europe coming to work and live in the country keeps growing. From previous research, it is apparent that success in dealing with immigrants at Universities and in the work places is conditioned by the perception of minorities and vice versa. Whereas most of the research is focused on the perception of minority groups, there is a lack of research data regarding the perception of majority groups. The current study is concerned with the perception of a majority group by foreign students from former Soviet Union studying at Czech universities. The methods were chosen to achieve the research objectives. We used free associations, which are best to explore the perception dimensions. A group of foreign students from the former Soviet Union (N = 55) studying at Czech universities were interviewed via the Internet. The research results proved the validity of Susan Fiske Model of Stereotype Content of inter-group perception based on agency – communion dimensions. Moreover, the fi ndings showed how diff erent cultures and social backgrounds change the patterns of judgment. These data are considered to be highly important for work in diversifi ed groups. Practical applications of the research outcomes and future directions are discussed.

English abstract

The study is focused on the problematic of spreading multiculturalism at universities in the Czech Republic. The number of immigrants mostly from regions of Eastern Europe coming to work and live in the country keeps growing. From previous research, it is apparent that success in dealing with immigrants at Universities and in the work places is conditioned by the perception of minorities and vice versa. Whereas most of the research is focused on the perception of minority groups, there is a lack of research data regarding the perception of majority groups. The current study is concerned with the perception of a majority group by foreign students from former Soviet Union studying at Czech universities. The methods were chosen to achieve the research objectives. We used free associations, which are best to explore the perception dimensions. A group of foreign students from the former Soviet Union (N = 55) studying at Czech universities were interviewed via the Internet. The research results proved the validity of Susan Fiske Model of Stereotype Content of inter-group perception based on agency – communion dimensions. Moreover, the fi ndings showed how diff erent cultures and social backgrounds change the patterns of judgment. These data are considered to be highly important for work in diversifi ed groups. Practical applications of the research outcomes and future directions are discussed.

Keywords

multiculturalism, universities, diversity, perception, free associations

RIV year

2011

Released

19.09.2011

Publisher

Mendelova univerzita v Brně

Location

Brno, Česká republika

Pages from

325

Pages to

337

Pages count

12

BibTex


@article{BUT88679,
  author="Martina {Rašticová} and Valery {Senichev}",
  title="Multiculturalism at Czech universities as a predictor of diversity work place. The case of students from former Soviet Union",
  annote="The study is focused on the problematic of spreading multiculturalism at universities in the Czech
Republic. The number of immigrants mostly from regions of Eastern Europe coming to work and
live in the country keeps growing. From previous research, it is apparent that success in dealing with
immigrants at Universities and in the work places is conditioned by the perception of minorities and
vice versa. Whereas most of the research is focused on the perception of minority groups, there is
a lack of research data regarding the perception of majority groups. The current study is concerned
with the perception of a majority group by foreign students from former Soviet Union studying at
Czech universities. The methods were chosen to achieve the research objectives. We used free
associations, which are best to explore the perception dimensions. A group of foreign students from
the former Soviet Union (N = 55) studying at Czech universities were interviewed via the Internet.
The research results proved the validity of Susan Fiske Model of Stereotype Content of inter-group
perception based on agency – communion dimensions. Moreover, the fi ndings showed how diff erent
cultures and social backgrounds change the patterns of judgment. These data are considered to be
highly important for work in diversifi ed groups. Practical applications of the research outcomes and
future directions are discussed.",
  address="Mendelova univerzita v Brně",
  chapter="88679",
  institution="Mendelova univerzita v Brně",
  number="7",
  volume="LIX",
  year="2011",
  month="september",
  pages="325--337",
  publisher="Mendelova univerzita v Brně",
  type="journal article - other"
}