La Barbera, F., & Cariota Ferrara, P.
Subtle and blatant prejudice toward Chinese, Moroccan, and Polish immigrants in an Italian province
Eighty-eight working adults (Study 1) and 142 secondary school students (Study 2), resident in the province of Naples, completed Pettigrew and Meertens’ (1995) scales of blatant and subtle prejudice toward three groups of immigrants (Chinese, Moroccans, Poles) present in the territory. Participants belonged to social categories that are likely to be more or less in a material competition with Chinese immigrants. Results showed that, in both samples, blatant prejudice was higher toward the Chinese than toward the other groups. Notably, in the second study only vocational secondary school students, who are assumed to perceive the highest competition with the Chinese group, expressed higher blatant prejudice toward them. In addition, in the student sample, also subtle prejudice toward Chinese immigrants was higher. The relations between blatant and subtle prejudice and intergroup competition are discussed.Back