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.
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- Social Work
- Social Research
- anti-immigrant sentiment
- integrated threat theory
- nativist sentiment
- Threat (Psychology)--Social aspects.
- Threat (Psychology)
- Partial requirement for: M.S.W., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-36)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Social work