English title: The effect of individual characteristics on reports of socially desirable attitudes toward immigration

Author(s): Daniel Oberski - Wiebke Weber - Melanie Revilla -

Language: English

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2012


In this short chapter we take advantage of a designed survey experiment from the European Social Survey (ESS) round 3 in Germany. Using structural equation models (SEM), we separate both random and systematic measurement errors from social desirability and investigate whether covariates such as ideology, fear of losing one’s job, age, sex, and education affect both the amount of socially desirable behavior and attitudes toward immigrants. The first section will discuss the data and methods used. We then present the results and a short conclusion.

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Anthology: Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences

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