Zero‐sum thinking as mediator of the relationship of national attitudes with (un)willingness to host refugees in own country
Jarosław Piotrowski , Joanna Różycka-Tran , Tomasz Baran , Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
AbstractThis study examines factors related to willingness to host refugees. We examined the role of national attitudes (patriotism, nationalism), out-group attitudes (classic and modern prejudice), and zero-sum thinking: Belief in a Zero-Sum Game and psychological entitlement in attitudes towards hosting refugees. We proposed including zero-sum thinking as possible mediator between national attitudes and attitudes towards refugees based on assumption that nationalism is a competitive attitude towards out-groups, while patriotism does not. Structural equation modelling based on a Polish national sample (N = 1092) revealed that patriotism is positively associated with willingness to host refugees, through its negative association with prejudice via decreasing zero-sum thinking. Nationalism was negatively associated with willingness to host refugees, through prejudice via increasing zero-sum thinking. Findings are discussed in the context of current refugee policies.
|Journal series||International Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0020-7594, (A 25 pkt)|
|Keywords in English||national attitudes, refugees, prejudice, belief in a zero-sum game, psychological entitlement|
|Score|| = 25.0, 25-01-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 25.0, 25-01-2019, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 1.867 (2) - 2017=2.287 (5)|
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