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Cross-group friendship and attitudes of Croatian citizens towards immigrants


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Tadić, Angelina. (2018). Cross-group friendship and attitudes of Croatian citizens towards immigrants. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Čorkalo Biruški, Dinka].

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Previous research has shown that interpersonal contact leads to more positive interpersonal attitudes (Pettigrew and Tropp, 2006), and that it is related with numerous prejudice measures. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between general cross-group friendships used as a measure of interpersonal contact, and traditional and modern prejudices against immigrants, positive and negative emotions towards immigrants, and attitudes towards multiculturalism. A total of 411 adult citizens from the Republic of Croatia participated in this study which was conducted online through May and June 2017 by distributing a questionnaire consisting of a total of 40 questions divided into 5 sets: General data, Number of general cross-group friendships, Traditional and modern prejudice scale, Interpersonal emotions scale, and Multiculturalism scale. The results showed that participants who do not have a foreign friend in the real world have on average more pronounced modern prejudices, less positive emotions towards immigrants, and to a lesser extent support the ideology of multiculturalism. It has also been shown that people who are more supportive of the ideology of multiculturalism, have less pronounced both forms of prejudice, more positive and less negative emotions towards immigrants. Both scales of prejudice correlated negatively with the positive emotions scale, and positively with the negative emotions scale.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: interpersonal contact, cross-group friendship, traditional prejudice, modern prejudice, multiculturalism
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Čorkalo Biruški, Dinka
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 07:23
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 07:23

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