Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences
Anger association with racial attitudes toward Roma and Egyptians minorities in white Albanian students
Racial attitudes are biased attitudes based on race, and have a negative influence on racism. Emotions, and particularly anger regulation plays a role in the formation of racial attitudes. Anger is related with trait aggression and racism. Plus, research studies have continuously demonstrated the negative impact of racism on the well-being of ethnic minorities. Thus, this study investigated the association between anger in white Albanian students and their racial attitudes toward Roma and Egyptians minorities, to examine individual differences in racial attitudes. An online survey platform was designed and 273 students participated. The findings revealed a positive association between anger emotion and racial attitudes among Albanian students. The results are important in designing emotional regulation interventions that support positive interactions between the in-and-out groups, particularly for Roma an Egyptian minorities in Albania.
Keywords: Racial attitudes, Anger, Roma and Egyptians minorities, Albania.