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The attitudes of Zululand University academics towards immigrants

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dc.contributor.advisor Edwards, S.D.
dc.contributor.advisor Sibaya, P.T.
dc.contributor.author Matshazi, Vusi.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-28T09:55:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-28T09:55:41Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/680
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts University of Zululand fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology 2000. en_US
dc.description.abstract South Africa has the most restrictive attitudes towards immigration and immigrants of any country that has been surveyed in the world (Mattes, McDonald, Poore Richmond 1999)). There are an estimated ten to fifteen million immigrants in South Africa (Buthelezi 1996). Immigrants are generally seen as a threat to jobs and houses and are often accused of committing crime. There were rumors of racism and xenophobia at the University of Zululand to which the Rector published a circular denouncing such attitudes. To determine whether there was xenophobia at me University of Zululand, questionnaires were sent to South African Lectures, asking them about their attitudes towards immigrants. Twenty-two Lectures responded to the questionnaires. Total scores and mean scores were calculated. Scores tailing below the mean indicated negative attitudes, while those felling above the mean indicated positive attitudes. Unlike studies by Mattes et all (1999), Smedley (1977) and Matshazi (1997), where South Africans were found to have negative attitudes towards immigrants, lecturers at the University of Zululand were generally found to have positive attitudes towards immigrants. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Immigrants. en_US
dc.subject Immigration and immigrants--South Africa en_US
dc.title The attitudes of Zululand University academics towards immigrants en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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