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Discrimination and attitude function: Immigrants vs. other groups

Maio, Gregory R., Luke, Michele A. and Bernard, Mark (1999) Discrimination and attitude function: Immigrants vs. other groups At International Conference on Immigrants and Immigration, Canada.

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The research tested the hypothesis that discrimination against immigrants is more strongly endorsed and ideologically justified than discrimation that is directed at many other outgroups. To test this hypothesis, we developed a measure that asked participants to imagine that they were being asked to choose between two candidates who possessed similar qualifications, except for one distinguishing characteristic. The distinguishing characteristic included nationality (British vs. Immigrant), race (White vs. Black), and height (tall vs. short) among others (e.g., age, sexual preference). As expected, results indicated stronger discrimination against immigrant candidates and that respondents often justified this discrimination by appealing to personal values.

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Published date: 1 January 1999
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Immigrants and Immigration, Canada, 1999-01-01


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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:01

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Author: Gregory R. Maio
Author: Michele A. Luke
Author: Mark Bernard

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