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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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GONDIM, Sônia Maria Guedes et al. Immigration and Labor: A Study on Social Identity, Emotions, and Discrimination Against Foreigners. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp. 151-163. ISSN 1982-1247.

This research analyzes the explanatory power of perceived competition concerning foreigners in the Brazilian labor market, and of social identity, intergroup emotions, suppression and cognitive reappraisal on the perception of discrimination against foreigners. Eighty-nine people passing through the circulation areas of the international airport of a major Brazilian city responded to the electronic survey. Descriptive and regression analyses were conducted. Intergroup emotions and the perceptions of a general threat are factors that explain the perception of discrimination. A positive correlation was found between the symbolic, economic threat and hostility towards foreigners. Suppression and reappraisal of emotions have no relevance in explaining the perception of discrimination.

Keywords : Immigration; social identity; labor market; intergroup emotions.

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