Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Teachers’ acculturation in culturally diverse schools : how is the perceived diversity climate linked to intercultural self-efficacy?
Author(s): Ulbricht, Jolina
Schachner, MajaLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Civitillo, SauroLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Noack, PeterLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2022
Type: Article
Language: English
Abstract: While in the school context, acculturation is often studied in relation to students of immigrant descent, the current study applies an acculturation framework to teachers mostly representing the mainstream culture. Specifically, we investigated whether teachers’ acculturation attitudes towards their students mediate effects of the perceived cultural diversity climate at school on teachers’ intercultural self-efficacy in culturally diverse classrooms. Analyses were based on reports of 186 teachers (14% of immigrant descent; Mage = 40.8; SDage = 11.8, 73% female) in 22 culturally diverse secondary schools in Southwest Germany. Path analyses indicated that perceived norms of cultural pluralism, and perceived norms of equality and inclusion are directly and positively associated with facets of intercultural self-efficacy. Moreover, teachers’ support for cultural maintenance amongst their students was associated with intercultural self- efficacy, but no mediation was found between climate and intercultural self-efficacy via acculturation attitudes. Implications for teacher training, educational practice and future research on the acculturation and adjustment of teachers in culturally diverse classrooms are discussed.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0(CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Journal Title: Frontiers in psychology
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Publisher Place: Lausanne
Volume: 13
Original Publication: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.953068
Page Start: 1
Page End: 13
Appears in Collections:Open Access Publikationen der MLU

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
fpsyg-13-953068.pdf650.87 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail