Perceived threat and prejudice towards immigrants in Finland : A study among early, middle, and late Finnish adolescents
Ngwayuh, E. N., & Croucher, S. (2017). Perceived threat and prejudice towards immigrants in Finland : A study among early, middle, and late Finnish adolescents. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 10(4), 309-323. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2017.1312489
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Using integrated threat theory, this study examined how perceived threat, or fear of immigrants, manifests among early, middle, and late Finnish adolescents, and the relationship between perceived threat and prejudice among early, middle, and late adolescents. The sample consisted of 795 Finnish adolescents between 11 and 19 years of age. Realistic and symbolic threats were the most perceived threats and were more prevalent among late adolescents. There was a positive relationship between prejudice and realistic threat, and between prejudice and symbolic threat, but a negative relationship between prejudice and negative stereotyping, and this relationship remained relatively stable from early to late adolescence. Implications on the fight against prejudice towards immigrants among early, middle, and late adolescents are also discussed.
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