The effects of exposure to gendered stereotypes on emotions toward immigrants and attitudes toward refugees

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Abstract

This study explores the effect of priming gendered stereotypes on emotions toward immigrants and attitudes toward refugees among Jewish-Israelis and Germans. It aims to contribute a new theoretical perspective on the importance of gendered stereotypes in media discourses. Drawing on previous research, which suggests a theoretical model for examining the indirect effect of stereotypical gendered stereotypes in predicting emotions and attitudes toward outgroups during political conflicts, this study aims to explore the effect of stereotypical gendered priming on emotions toward immigrants and attitudes toward refugees. It uses three online experiments conducted among Germans and Jewish-Israelis: the first two studies examine the effect of gendered stereotypes on emotions toward immigrants and attitudes toward refugees among Jewish-Israelis; the third replicates this model in Germany in order to explore the effect of gendered stereotypes on attitudes toward refugees there. Such empirical examination can promote a better understanding of the role of exposure to gendered stereotypes in shaping public opinion toward marginalized groups. It may also contribute to attempts to promote constructive political debate and media coverage by specifically addressing the societal constructs—gendered stereotypes—that can potentially advance positive political attitudes and behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4828-4849
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Volume49
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • gendered stereotypes
  • immigrants
  • media effect
  • Priming
  • refugees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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