British adolescents' and young adults' understanding and reasoning about the religious and nonreligious rights of asylum-seeker youth

Tenenbaum, Harriet R and Ruck, Martin D. (2012) British adolescents' and young adults' understanding and reasoning about the religious and nonreligious rights of asylum-seeker youth. Child Development, 83(3), pp. 1102-1115. ISSN (print) 0009-3920

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Abstract

This study examined British young people's understanding of the rights of asylum-seeking young people. Two hundred sixty participants (11-24 years) were read vignettes involving asylum-seeking young people's religious and nonreligious self-determination and nurturance rights. Religious rights were more likely to be endorsed than nonreligious rights. In general, younger participants were more likely than older participants to endorse the rights of asylum-seeking young people. Supporting a social cognitive domain approach, patterns of reasoning varied with the type of right and whether scenarios involved religious or nonreligious issues. Few developmental differences were found regarding participants' reasoning about asylum-seeking young people's religious or nonreligious rights. The findings are discussed with reference to available theory and research on young people's conceptions of rights.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-determination rights, childrens rights, nurturance rights, civil-liberties, attitudes, freedom, speech, perspectives, conceptions, judgments
Research Area: Psychology
Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Science (until November 2012)
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 07:42
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/22696

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