Publication: ResearchPh.D. thesis???published???

  • Elvis Nshom
The study is an attempt to better understand the relationship between Finns and Russian minorities living in Finland. The study considers the role of perceived threats to the attitudes of Finnish adolescents towards Russian minorities. The theoretical framework for the study was the integrated threat theory (ITT). Even though ITT has been revised and threats have been reduced to two major threats (realistic and symbolic threats) (Stephan et al., 2015), the study utilized the original conceptualization of ITT which stipulates that prejudice and negative attitudes towards minorities can be explained by four types of threats that are: realistic threats, symbolic threats, negative stereotypes, and intergroup anxiety. Realistic threats are threats to the physical and economic wellbeing and political power of the in-group; symbolic threats are threats that arise because of differences in norms, values and morals with the out-group; negative stereotypes are implied threats to the in-group; and intergroup anxiety refers to the anxiety the in-group might experience in the process of interaction with members of the out-group especially when both groups have had a history of antagonism (Stephan & Stephan, 1996, 1998, 2000).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJyväskylä
PublisherUniversity of Jyväskylä
Number of pages146
ISBN (electronic)987-951-39-6972-1
StatePublished - 8. Apr 2017
NameJyväskylä studies in humanities
ISSN (print)1459-4323

Note re. dissertation

Doctoral dissertation. Doktorsavhandling. Doctoral thesis.

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