Downward social mobility: unemployment and attitudes towards minorities - a cross cultural research

Number of pages43
Master program titleMaîtrise universitaire en psychologie
Imprimatur date2022-11-09
Defense date2023-01-26

This research seeks to investigate whether the fact to experience downward social mobility impacts individuals’ attitudes towards homosexuals, and to examine what could be the underlying mechanisms of this effect. The novelty of this research is to examine these questions across three mobility stages, by apprehending downward social mobility as the passage from an employed to an unemployed status, including the special partially unemployed population, which became a common situation due to Covid-19. In addition, identification and external attribution was examined as a possible explanatory mechanism for this effect. Our analysis of data from the three countries (Israel, Switzerland and France) suggests for negative effect of downward social mobility on the attitudes toward homosexuals. Moreover, more identification with the unemployed was found to mediate the effect for more positive attitudes. This research provides a better understanding for the effect of downward social mobility including the special situation of partially unemployed and the bicultural aspect of this findings.

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TAVIL, Mor Mordechai. Downward social mobility: unemployment and attitudes towards minorities - a cross cultural research. 2022.
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