The development and evaluation of a cross-cultural tolerance programme amongst skilled workers in the mining industry
In the current study, the author attempts to evaluate and develop a cross-cultural tolerance programme conducted with skilled employees form the gold mining industry. An experimental group of subjects were subjected to the programme as well as a control group of subjects that were not subjected to a programme of such a nature. All subjects in the experimental groups as well as control groups were assessed according to three co-variables (affect, belief and intention) ultimately developing into core attitudes being formed (i.e. tolerance and / intolerance). Results were encouraging in the sense that certain key co-variables were identified in the formation of attitudes of tolerance and intolerance. However no significant statistical difference was evident between the experimental and control groups in regard to a difference between attitudes of tolerance and intolerance. In general, higher averages for both attitudes of tolerance and intolerance were detected for both the experimental group and the control group. Weaknesses in the entire design are indicated, and suggestions for future research are made.