Negative experiences and out-group trust: The formation of natives' trust toward immigrants

Freitag, Markus; Kijewski, Sara (2017). Negative experiences and out-group trust: The formation of natives' trust toward immigrants. International journal of intercultural relations, 59, pp. 9-18. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2017.04.011

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The steady flow of immigrants from all over the world challenges the social cohesion of states in a variety of ways. Against this backdrop, we extend previous research on attitudes toward immigrants by evaluating the formation of trust toward this group. Using a representative sample of the Swiss population, our results indicate that the violation of trust by negative experiences in the workplace is associated with lower levels of trust toward immigrants accordingly. However, we show that the relationship between negative experiences and trust toward immigrants is more powerful among those individuals who place high levels of trust in their own national group than for individuals who do not even trust their fellow group members.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Freitag, Markus and Kijewski, Sara Kristine Riihonen

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

0147-1767

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Markus Freitag

Date Deposited:

15 May 2018 18:08

Last Modified:

15 May 2018 18:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ijintrel.2017.04.011

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.113776

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/113776

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