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A dual process model of attitudes towards immigration: Person × residential area effects in a national sample

CG Sibley, J Duckitt, R Bergh, D Osborne, R Perry, F Asbrock, A Robertson, G Armstrong, MS Wilson, FK Barlow

Political Psychology | Published : 2013

Abstract

This research took a person × situation approach to predicting prejudice by looking at how social worldviews interact with real-world environmental factors to predict how people respond to immigrants within their local area. Taking a Dual Process Motivational approach, we hypothesized that a higher proportion of immigrants in the local community would be associated with negative attitudes toward immigration for respondents high in dangerous world beliefs. Conversely, we hypothesized that living in a highly affluent (as opposed to socioeconomically deprived) community would be associated with negative attitudes toward immigration for respondents high in competitive world beliefs. Both hypothe..

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