|The project looked at the views of adolescent school students in three European countries; England, Germany and Belgium. Using the same questionnaire in three languages, members of ethnic minority groups and members of the host societies were targeted. Based on social psychological research on intergroup relations, acculturation, prejudice and relative deprivation the study was designed to investigate perceptions of and attitudes between both groups.
Data collection took place in waves of measurement with an average time interval of six months in between. Some individuals were completed the survey in both waves providing a longitudinal element. Background variables include ethnicity, native language, years of residence in the country, parental occupation and education. Variables capturing intergroup perceptions include in-group identification, relative deprivation, acculturation preferences and goals, group permeability, economic competition and others. Intergroup attitudes were assessed both explicitly (liking, desire for social distance, emotions toward the other group) and implicitly (infrahumanisation).