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Does Framing Integration in Pro-Diversity Terms Improve Attitudes Toward Newcomers? Assessing the Effects of Canadian Multiculturalism & Québécois Interculturalism

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dc.contributor.advisor Safdar, Saba
dc.contributor.author Scott, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T21:33:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T21:33:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-09
dc.date.created 2014-09-05
dc.date.issued 2014-12-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8615
dc.description.abstract Empirical research suggests that the way in which integration policies are framed with respect to their support for diversity can have a positive role in strengthening intergroup relations. In this thesis I outline the situational and individual factors that affect attitudes toward immigrants and present a survey experiment to asses the impact of several integration frames on measures of intergroup attitudes, feelings and evaluations under threatening and non-threatening conditions. Hierarchical moderated multiple regression analyses support existing research that integration frames can improve attitudes toward immigrants by reducing the relationship between social dominance orientation and prejudice, but not zero-sum belief and multicultural ideology; this effect increased as the hierarchy-attenuating nature of the integration frame increased. Findings are framed within the Canadian context by comparing Canada’s multicultural model of immigrant integration with the emerging model of interculturalism in Québec. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Integration en_US
dc.subject Immigration en_US
dc.subject Interculturalism en_US
dc.subject Multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject Social Dominance Orientation en_US
dc.subject Intergroup Ideologies en_US
dc.title Does Framing Integration in Pro-Diversity Terms Improve Attitudes Toward Newcomers? Assessing the Effects of Canadian Multiculturalism & Québécois Interculturalism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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