Tolerance toward migrants among Italian adolescents and young adults: The role of civic and political participation

Tzankova, Iana ; Guarino, Antonella ; Davide, Mazzoni (2019) Tolerance toward migrants among Italian adolescents and young adults: The role of civic and political participation. Psicologia di comunità, 1 . pp. 49-68.
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This paper aims at clarifying the relationship between being involved in different forms of participation and tolerance toward migrants in young people. Almost 3000 participants from two European-funded research projects – FP7 PIDOP and H2020 CATCH-EyoU – answered a questionnaire that measured socio-demographics variables, the dimension of fairness in school climate, different forms of civic and political participation, and tolerance toward migrants and refugees. The results are consistent between the two studies, showing that civic participation demonstrated a major positive effect on tolerance. Being older, female, born in a foreign country, having more educated parents, and perceiving fairness at school, were also conditions, which sustained the development of tolerance.

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Tzankova, IanaUniversity of Bologna
Guarino, AntonellaUniversity of Bologna
Davide, MazzoniUniversity of Milano-Bicocca
tolerance, migrants, adolescents, young adults, civic participation, political participation
Deposit date
28 Jun 2019 12:59
Last modified
01 Jun 2021 21:00
Project name
CATCH-EyoU - Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions
Funding program
EC - H2020

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