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Attitudes to immigrants in South Africa: personality and vulnerability

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-30 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T12:15:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T12:15:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14995
dc.description.abstract While many countries across the world face increasing numbers of immigrants, the literature on attitudes to foreigners and immigrants focuses on Western countries. This article tests broad insights from Western countries in a specific non-Western context South Africa, a country marked by sporadic violence against some immigrant groups. This provides an important validity check. Data from the 2013 South African Social Attitudes Survey and the 2013 World Value Survey are used to model attitudes to immigrants. In line with research on Western countries, individual personality is associated with differences in attitudes; people in vulnerable positions and those who lack a personal support mechanism are more likely to oppose immigrants. When implemented to reflect the specific context, research on attitudes to immigrants appears to generalise to non-Western contexts. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject ATTITUDES en
dc.subject IMMIGRANTS en
dc.title Attitudes to immigrants in South Africa: personality and vulnerability en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 45(7) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11035 en
dc.PageNumber 1108-1126 en
dc.outputnumber 10135 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ruedin, D. (2018) Attitudes to immigrants in South Africa: personality and vulnerability. <i>Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies</i>. 45(7):1108-1126 . en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ruedin, D. en

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