Title Media Exposure and Attitudes towards Immigrants
External publication No
Means Rev. Esp. Investig. Sociol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 3
JCR Impact 0.21700
SJR Impact 0.17500
Area International
Publication date 01/01/2014
ISI 000332496500001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84893516150
DOI 10.5477/cis/reis.145.3
Abstract Despite evidences of the media's influence on shaping the attitudes of the Spanish population towards the immigrant community, survey indicators have seldom been designed to explain the relationship between media coverage of immigrants and the attitudes of native towards this phenomenon. Using a sample of students, we examined the validity of different types of indicators used to measure the frequency of media consumption, the recall of news regarding immigration and the degree of media credibility in order to explain racist and xenophobic attitudes. Results reveal a clear association between the news media and native group attitudes towards immigration, thus demonstrating the usefulness of these indicators.
Keywords Attitudes; Surveys; Indicators; Immigration; Mass Media; Research Methodology; Racism; Xenophobia
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