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BARROS, Clarissa Maria Dubeux Lopes; PEREIRA, Cícero Roberto  and  TORRES, Ana Raquel Rosas. Prejudice and Patriotic Identity face to Immigration of Physicians. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.1, pp. 73-93. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article examines the role of prejudice and identity factors in opposition to hiring foreigner physicians. Used the More Doctors Program as a backdrop to test the hypothesis that opposition to hiring foreign doctors varies according to the origin of the doctor and is motivated by prejudice and the need to maintain the patriotic identity. We conducted two studies among students of a Brazilian public university (N = 236 and N = 176), in which it was highlighted the national origin of doctors and evaluated the opposition to their hiring. The results indicated that the influence of the origin of immigrants in opposition to their hiring by the Program occurs only in the most prejudiced participants and this effect is greater among participants with higher levels of patriotic identity. Together, the results indicate the importance of investigating the role of prejudice together with different dimensions of social identity in the positioning against the immigration of qualified professionals.

Keywords : identity; prejudice; foreign professional.

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