A1 Journal article (refereed)
Prejudice and acculturation preferences towards Russian immigrants in Finland (2020)

Ngwayuh, E. N., & Khalimzoda, I. (2020). Prejudice and acculturation preferences towards Russian immigrants in Finland. Migration and Development, 9(2), 222-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/21632324.2019.1602983

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All authors or editors: Ngwayuh, Elvis Nshom; Khalimzoda, Ilkhom

Journal or series: Migration and Development

ISSN: 2163-2332

eISSN: 2163-2332

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 9

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 222-237

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21632324.2019.1602983

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Russian minorities are one of the most significant minority groups in Finland. Research on Finnish-Russian relations, suggests that Finnish adolescents have feelings of prejudice towards Russian immigrants. Studies that examine the association between these feelings of prejudice and the kind of acculturation preferences Finns have towards Russian immigrants do not exist. In a sample of 305 Finnish adolescents, this study investigates the relationship between feelings of prejudice and support for acculturation preferences (assimilation and integration) towards Russian immigrants. While controlling for the effect of age, gender, level of education, and family´s economic condition, results revealed a significant positive relationship between prejudice and assimilation and a negative but non-significant relationship between prejudice and support for integration. Implications and recommendations for future research are discussed as well.

Keywords: migrants; immigration; Russians; prejudices; acculturation

Free keywords: Russian immigrants; acculturation preferences; prejudice; Finland

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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