Gender differences in Polish citizens attitudes towards immigration to the UK.

Kuwik, Anna and Baluch, Bahman (2010) Gender differences in Polish citizens attitudes towards immigration to the UK. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 6 (4). pp. 192-208. ISSN 1841-0413



The present study examined gender differences in attitudes towards immigration of Polish citizens to the UK. Participants: 60 men (mean age =26.21, SD=2.51) and 60 women (mean age=26.15, SD=3.73) participated in the investigation. A 30 item questionnaire was administered to the participants and subjected to the Principle Component Analysis. Factor analysis showed 3 strong factors which were labeled as “domestic preference”, “lifestyle patterns” and “social participation”. The results of statistical analysis showed that Polish women have more preference for the Polish lifestyle than Polish men. However, results of regression analysis showed that as well as gender other significant predictors affecting attitudes towards living in the UK are the length of stay and level of education. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):Polish migrants, immigration, gender differences, social participation, domestic preference, lifestyle patterns.
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Psychology
School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
ID Code:7637
Permissions granted by publisher:With thanks to publishers for permitting on-line version to be deposited. 14/5/11
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Deposited On:15 Apr 2011 14:49
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