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All immigrants are not alike: intersectionality matters in views of immigrant groups

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Show simple item record Savaş, Özge Greenwood, Ronni Michelle Blankenship, Benjamin T Stewart, Abigail J Deaux, Kay 2021-02-26T09:51:03Z 2021-02-26T09:51:03Z 2021
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In two studies, we investigated how intersecting social categories shape views of immigrants in the United States. In Study 1, we analyzed 310 attributes generated by 92 participants for the category of immigrant and 30 additional immigrant groups with intersecting social categories (e.g. “undocumented immigrant”) reflecting various levels of social status. Using the Meaning Extraction Method (MEM) and factor analysis to examine shared meanings, we identified five factors; further comparative analyses of immigrant groups focused on the first two factors (Vulnerable vs. Hardworking, Drain vs. Asset). The importance of legal status for judgments on these two factors was evident in comparisons of the generic immigrant with four specific legal intersections. An examination of all 31 groups of immigrants showed that higher status groups were perceived as Hardworking (less Vulnerable) and high national Assets (low Drain), while lower status groups varied in Vulnerability perceptions but were generally thought to be Drains on the nation rather than Assets. In Study 2, 270 participants evaluated intersectional immigrant social categories that differed in combinations of higher status (privileged) and lower status (marginalized) social group memberships, using scales based on the terms identified by the factors in Study 1. Participants rated immigrant groups with two privileged statuses as less vulnerable and more likely to be an asset to the nation than immigrant groups with two marginalized or mixed statuses. The utility of a bottom-up intersectional approach to assess stereotype content of immigrant groups is discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher PsychOpen en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Social and Political Psychology;9(1),pp. 86–104
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.subject intersectionality en_US
dc.subject meaning extraction method en_US
dc.title All immigrants are not alike: intersectionality matters in views of immigrant groups en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5964/jspp.5575
dc.contributor.sponsor University of Michigan en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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