Single Wave Study

General Information

In August 2010, a questionnaire on multiculturalism was administered to the Immigrant panel to gain insight into the acculturation strategies of immigrants in the Netherlands.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Van De Vijver, F.J.R.
© 2010 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project
Cross-Cultural Psychology at Tilburg University
Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of household member encryptedpreloaded
dh10a_mYear and month of field work periodconstructed
dh10a001Dutch should recognize that the Dutch society consist of groups with different cultural backgrounds.directly measured
dh10a002Ethnic minorities should be helped to preserve their cultural heritage in the Netherlands.directly measured
dh10a003It is best for the Netherlands if all people forget their different cultural backgrounds as soon as possible.directly measured
dh10a004A society that has a variety of cultural groups is more able to tackle new problems as they occur.directly measured
dh10a005The unity of this country is weakened by Dutch of different cultural backgrounds sticking to their old ways.directly measured
dh10a006If Dutch of different cultural origins want to keep their own culture, they should keep it to themselves.directly measured
dh10a007A society that has a variety of cultural groups has more problems with national unity than societies with one or two basic cultural groups.directly measured
dh10a008Dutch natives should do more to learn about the customs and heritage of different cultural groups in this country.directly measured
dh10a009Immigrant parents must encourage their children to retain the culture and traditions of their homeland.directly measured
dh10a010People who come to live in the Netherlands should change their behavior to be more like the Dutch.directly measured
dh10a011Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
dh10a012Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
dh10a013Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
dh10a014Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
dh10a015Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
dh10a016Starting date questionnaireconstructed
dh10a017Starting time questionnaireconstructed
dh10a018End date questionnaireconstructed
dh10a019End time questionnaireconstructed
dh10a020Questionnaire duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Multiculturalism

This questionnaire was originally conducted in Dutch.

Browse Multiculturalism

Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 1754 (100%)
Non-response: 337 (19.2%)
Response: 1417 (80.8%)
Complete: 1414 (80.6%)
Incomplete: 3 (2%)
Collection Events
02-08-2010 to 31-08-2010
panel members aged 16 years and older.
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
a reminder was sent twice to non-respondents


Perceived Intergroup Difference as an Organizing Principle of Intercultural Attitudes and Acculturation Attitudes Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(5), pp. 801-821; Van Osch, Y.M.J. et al.
Multicultural Attitudes Mediate the Relation Between Personality and Perceived Ethnic Outgroup Distance in the Netherlands International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 38, pp. 24-35; Stupar, S. et al.
Family characteristics and entrepreneurship among immigrants in the Netherlands Master thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics; Grigorian, A.A.
How Loneliness and Depression Relate to Age and Longstanding Diseases Psychology and Health, 26(2), pp. 6–72; Vis, C.M. et al.
Do Sociotropic Concerns Mask Ethnic Biases? SSRN, November 12, 2018; Solodoch, O.