Unver, H, Cakal, H, Guler, M and Tropp, L (2021) Support for rights of Syrian refugees in Turkey: The role of secondary transfer effects in intergroup contact. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. ISSN 1099-1298

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This study explored the role of secondary transfer effects (STEs) to test whether and how contact between advantaged Turks and disadvantaged Kurds may shape support for the rights of Syrian refugees. We investigated whether dimensions of contact, positive versus negative, between a historically advantaged group (Turks, n = 300) and a disadvantaged group (Kurds, n = 127), extend to a novel disadvantaged outgroup (Syrian refugees) via attitude generalization and as a function of the perceived threat from the novel outgroup. Controlling for the effects of contact with Syrian refugees, findings show that both positive and negative contacts with the primary outgroups are associated with support for policies benefiting the secondary outgroup, Syrian refugees, but these associations are moderated by perceived threats posed by the secondary outgroup. We discuss the implications of these findings for future research on secondary transfer processes of contact and for research on multiple group contexts. Please refer to the Supplementary Material section to find this article's Community and Social Impact Statement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted manuscript and all relevant information can be found online at; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.2562
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitude generalization; intergroup contact; intergroup threat; refugees; secondary transfer effect
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2021 13:26
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9836

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