Commitment among arab adolescents in israel

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Arab adolescents' commitments to their own self-development, their family, their extended family, the Arab people, and their village were explored. The sample consisted of 662 Arab adolescents in 12th grade in 7 high schools in Arab villages, Arab towns, and mixed towns (Jews and Arabs) in Israel. The findings reflect the unique situation of Arab adolescents living in Israel. The polarity found between individualistic and collectivistic ideas, in terms of commitment, illustrates the cultural transformation that Arab society in Israel is currently undergoing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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