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Examining Predictors of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Abstract Using integrated threat theory as the theoretical framework, this study examines the impact of perceived realistic threats (threats to welfare) and symbolic threats (threats to worldview) on anti-immigrant sentiment among a nationally representative sample in the U.S. Analysis of the antecedents of prejudice is particularly relevant today as anti-immigrant sentiment and hostile policies toward the population have risen in the past two decades. Perceived discrimination has also become salient within immigrant communities, negatively impacting both mental and physical health. Using logistic ordinal regressions with realistic threat, symbolic threat, and immigrant sentiment scales, this study found that both realistic and symbolic threats incr... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Kiehne, Elizabeth (Author) / Becerra, David (Advisor) / Segal, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Androff, David K (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Social research / anti-immigrant sentiment / immigrants / immigration / integrated threat theory / nativism / nativist sentiment
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 43 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.W. Social Work 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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