Stereotype Content of Refugee Subgroups in Germany

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Title: Stereotype Content of Refugee Subgroups in Germany
Authors: Kotzur, Patrick F.
Friehs, Maria-Therese
Asbrock, Frank
van Zalk, Maarten H. W.
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Abstract: Stereotypes of refugee subgroups are still understudied. We contribute to this body of research by investigating differences in stereotype content, meaning warmth and competence ratings, of refugee subgroups in Germany (N = 264). Most extant Stereotype Content Model research is based on observed warmth and competence means values. We applied latent variable modelling using the alignment optimisation to ensure meaningful and reliable mean value comparisons. Generic refugees were rated as lacking warmth and competence. Warmth assessments of refugee subgroups varied depending on flight motives, geographical origin, and religious affiliation, implying that perceptions of threat and competition differed between these subgroups. Less differences emerged in competence assessments, indicating that refugee groups are generally regarded as lacking status. Our results enhance knowledge of the stereotype content of refugee subgroups and make a methodological contribution to stereotype content research.
Citations: Kotzur, P. F., Friehs, M.-T., Asbrock, F., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2019). Stereotype content of refugee subgroups in Germany. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2585
Subject Keywords: stereotype content; refugees; subgroups; Germany; alignment optimisation
Issue Date: 20-Mar-2019
License name: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Germany
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Type of publication: Einzelbeitrag in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift [article]
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