Publication: Research › Ph.D. thesis???published???
Publication: Research › Ph.D. thesis
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).
|Place of Publication||Jyväskylä|
|Publisher||University of Jyväskylä|
|Number of pages||146|
|State||Published - 8. Apr 2017|
|Name||Jyväskylä studies in humanities|
Note re. dissertation
Doctoral dissertation. Doktorsavhandling. Doctoral thesis.