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Title: Support for resettling refugees : the role of fixed versus growth mind-sets
Authors: Madan, Shilpa
Basu, Shankha
Rattan, Aneeta
Savani, Krishna
Keywords: Business::International business
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Madan, S., Basu, S., Rattan, A., & Savani, K. (2019). Support for resettling refugees : the role of fixed versus growth mind-sets. Psychological Science, 30(2), 238-249. doi:10.1177/0956797618813561
Journal: Psychological Science
Abstract: In six studies (N = 2,340), we identified one source of people’s differential support for resettling refugees in their country—their beliefs about whether the kind of person someone is can be changed (i.e., a growth mind-set) or is fixed (i.e., a fixed mind-set). U.S. and UK citizens who believed that the kind of person someone is can be changed were more likely to support resettling refugees in their country (Studies 1 and 2). Study 3 identified a causal relationship between the type of mind-set people hold and their support for resettling refugees. Importantly, people with a growth mind-set were more likely to believe that refugees can assimilate in the host society but not that they should assimilate, and the belief that refugees can assimilate mediated the relationship between people’s mind-sets and their support for resettling refugees (Studies 4–6). The findings identify an important antecedent of people’s support for resettling refugees and provide novel insights into the science of mind-sets.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/143980
ISSN: 0956-7976
DOI: 10.1177/0956797618813561
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by SAGE Publications in Psychological Science and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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