Gelişmekte Olan bir Ülke olan Türkiye'de Yabancı Göçmenlere Karşı Negatif Tutumlar

English title: Anti-immigrant Attitudes in a Developing County: Turkey

Author(s): Özgür Solakoğlu -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


The goal of this study is to explain what factors currently affect the anti-immigrant attitudes that prevail in Turkey. The study is the first study on anti immigrant attitudes in Turkey, considering national samples of two different years. It provides to compare the level of anti immigrant attitudes among Turkish people. The data is drawn from the 2004 and 2008 European Social Survey. Because Turkey has been a rapidly developing country, and has increased its involvement in the global economy over the years, this study compares the Turkish respondents’ anti-immigrant attitudes across two different time periods. In addition, trust in global institutions, media variables, economic variables, religiosity, and political orientation are used as independent variables. The results of OLS regression analyses reveal that global change over the years, trust in global institutions, TV viewing hours, internet use, and satisfaction with the national economy, and political orientation have a significant effect on anti-immigrant attitudes. On the other hand, it is observed that religion has no effect on anti-immigrant attitudes. In addition, comparing to Istanbul, Southeast region of Anatolia appeared as a significant predictor. This study also provides a framework for further studies, as this is the first study on this topic, representing the Turkish nation.

Volume: 10

Issue: 10

From page no: 771

To page no: 792

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Turkish Studies İnternational Periodical for the Languages, Literature and History of Turkish or Turkic

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