This research investigates the relationship between different valence contact of migrants with native people and their motivation to avoid further interactions with the majority group, as a preventing factor of adaptation by either side. Specifically, the joint and differential effects of positive and negative contact of migrants with natives on outgroup avoidance were addressed by examining also the mediating role of affective variables such as stereotype threat, symbolic threat and anxiety. Hypotheses were tested on two samples of African immigrants in Italy and Syrian immigrants in Turkey. Positive contact was not associated with outgroup avoidance and anxiety among African respondents who reported higher negative contact with natives. This evidence was not found among Syrian immigrants. In both samples, however, the moderating role of negative contact was found on stereotype threat. Across the two samples, anxiety was the strongest mediator of the relationship between negative contact of migrants on their avoidance of the majority group. Overall, the evidence we gathered furthers knowledge of the impact of negative intergroup contact on preventing migrant social integration.

Francesca Prati, C.S.K.K. (2021). The role of positive and negative contact of migrants with native people in affecting their future interactions. Evidence from Italy and Turkey. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, 85, 191-203 [10.1016/j.ijintrel.2021.09.015].

The role of positive and negative contact of migrants with native people in affecting their future interactions. Evidence from Italy and Turkey

Francesca Prati
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Corine Stella Kana Kenfack;Monica Rubini
2021

Abstract

This research investigates the relationship between different valence contact of migrants with native people and their motivation to avoid further interactions with the majority group, as a preventing factor of adaptation by either side. Specifically, the joint and differential effects of positive and negative contact of migrants with natives on outgroup avoidance were addressed by examining also the mediating role of affective variables such as stereotype threat, symbolic threat and anxiety. Hypotheses were tested on two samples of African immigrants in Italy and Syrian immigrants in Turkey. Positive contact was not associated with outgroup avoidance and anxiety among African respondents who reported higher negative contact with natives. This evidence was not found among Syrian immigrants. In both samples, however, the moderating role of negative contact was found on stereotype threat. Across the two samples, anxiety was the strongest mediator of the relationship between negative contact of migrants on their avoidance of the majority group. Overall, the evidence we gathered furthers knowledge of the impact of negative intergroup contact on preventing migrant social integration.
2021
Francesca Prati, C.S.K.K. (2021). The role of positive and negative contact of migrants with native people in affecting their future interactions. Evidence from Italy and Turkey. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, 85, 191-203 [10.1016/j.ijintrel.2021.09.015].
Francesca Prati, Corine Stella Kana Kenfack, Sebnem Koser Akcapar, Monica Rubini
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