Dual citizenship and the perceived loyalty of immigrants

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Jasinskaja-Lahti , I , Renvik (Mähönen) , T A , van der Noll , J , Eskelinen , V , Rohmann , A & Verkuyten , M 2020 , ' Dual citizenship and the perceived loyalty of immigrants ' , Group processes & intergroup Relations , vol. 23 , no. 7 , 1368430219872809 , pp. 996-1013 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430219872809

Title: Dual citizenship and the perceived loyalty of immigrants
Author: Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga; Renvik (Mähönen), Tuuli Anna; van der Noll, Jolanda; Eskelinen, Viivi; Rohmann, Anette; Verkuyten, Maykel
Contributor organization: Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Social Psychology
Social Psychologists Studying Intergroup Relations (ESSO)
Open University
Date: 2020-10-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Group processes & intergroup Relations
ISSN: 1368-4302
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430219872809
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327007
Abstract: This survey experiment examined national majority group members' reactions to immigrants' citizenship status with a focus on dual citizenship. A sample of 779 participants (n(Finland) = 174; n(Netherlands) = 377; n(Germany) = 228) was used to examine whether immigrants' citizenship status affects trust towards immigrants, willingness to accept immigrants in strategic positions, and support for immigrants' social influence in society. Perceived group loyalties were expected to mediate these relationships. Compared to national citizens, dual citizens were perceived as having lower national loyalty and higher foreign loyalty. Compared to foreign citizens, dual citizens were perceived to have higher national loyalty but equally high foreign loyalty. Higher national loyalty was further associated with higher trust, acceptance, and support, whereas higher foreign loyalty was associated with lower trust, acceptance, and support. These findings are discussed in relation to societal debates on dual citizenship and the limited social psychological research on this topic.
Subject: 5144 Social psychology
citizenship status
dual citizenship
perceived loyalty
survey experiment
three-nation study
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