A1 Journal article (refereed)
Perceived threat or perceived benefit? : Immigrants’ perception of how Finns tend to perceive them (2022)

Nshom, E., Khalimzoda, I., Sadaf, S., & Shaymardanov, M. (2022). Perceived threat or perceived benefit? : Immigrants’ perception of how Finns tend to perceive them. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 86, 46-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2021.11.001

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Publication details

All authors or editorsNshom, Elvis; Khalimzoda, Ilkhom; Sadaf, Shomaila; Shaymardanov, Mukhammadyusuf

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations



Publication year2022


Pages range46-55


Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78834


Research on how immigrants are perceived by locals has flourished extensively within the past decades. Through the lens of integrated threat theory and the threat benefit model, this study examines immigrants’ perceptions of how Finns tend to perceive them based on their lived experiences. In a sample of 103 immigrants from over 40 nationalities living in Finland, results indicate that overall, immigrants believe they are perceived more as a threat than a benefit to the Finnish society. Implications and opportunities for further research are discussed as well.

Keywordsimmigrationattitudesthreat perceptionsbenefitoriginal populationimmigrantsconceptions

Free keywordsIntegrated threat theory; Threat benefit model; Finland; Perceived threat

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2

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