Acculturation expectation profiles of Russian non-immigrants and their intergroup attitudes
Employing a person-oriented approach to acculturation expectations held by Russian majority group members, we investigated the presence of groups of proﬁles and relationships between acculturation expectation proﬁles and intergroup attitudes. Applying latent proﬁle analysis, we found three easy-to-interpret acculturation expectation proﬁles: biculturalism expectations, alternate-biculturalism expectations (with public—private domain diﬀerences in preference), and assimilation expectations. The subsequent comparative analysis showed that these proﬁles mainly diﬀered in the extent of the desirability of maintenance of heritage culture, and adoption of the mainstream culture by immigrants only in private domains of life. The biculturalism expectation proﬁle contained individuals who support the idea of a multicultural society. The alternate-biculturalism expectation proﬁle contained individuals with slightly less emphasis on adoption of mainstream acculturation for immigrants, a distinction between preferences in the public and private domains of life, more focus on public domains, and less right-wing authoritarianism. The assimilation expectation proﬁle contained individuals with a higher dangerous worldview and endorsement of discrimination, and lower support of a multicultural ideology, willingness to engage in intergroup contact, and desire of maintenance of heritage acculturation for immigrants. Our study demonstrated the value of a person-oriented approach in a population where subgroups diﬀer in the domain dependence of their acculturation expectations.