Native Student Attitudes toward Equal Rights for Immigrants in 18 European Countries

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The present study investigates the determinants of native student attitudes towards equal rights for immigrants giving particular attention to the effect of immigrant share in the classroom and the extent to which it can be generalized across country contexts. The contribution sheds some new light on the validity of the contact hypothesis, which suggests that mixing native
and immigrant students in schools and classrooms can contribute to higher
levels of support for immigrants’ rights. The analyses were conducted across 18 countries participating to the ICCS survey in 2009. For the
analyses we applied a three-level multilevel model controlling for individual, classroom, and country characteristics. We tested a random slope for immigrant share in the classroom at country level, and we modeled both linear and quadratic effects of immigrant share. The overall pattern suggests that in most countries there is a small positive effect of immigrant share, which does not change dramatically in direction or size at higher immigrant share levels
Translated title of the contributionNative Student Attitudes toward Equal Rights for Immigrants in 18 European Countries
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationDiventare cittadini europei Idee, strumenti e risorse per un’educazione consapevole all’Europa (
EditorsPaolo Corbucci, Michela Freddano
Place of PublicationTurin
PublisherLoescher Editore
ISBN (Print)9788820133665
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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PublisherLoescher Editore


  • Attitudes toward Equal Rights for Immigrants
  • International Civic and Citizenship Education Study
  • Europe

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