Artículo de revista
Content and uniformity of stereotypes and meta-stereotypes of homeless people in Madrid (Spain)
Journal of Community Psychology, Volumen 45, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 128-137
Vázquez, José Juan
Zúñiga Rivas, Claudia
This study analyses the content and the uniformity of meta-stereotypes among homelessness people, and the stereotypes that domiciled people have of homeless people. The research took place in Madrid (Spain), based on data provided by a representative sample of homeless people (n=188) and a sample of people at no risk of becoming homeless (n=180). Results show that stereotypes of homeless people and homeless people's meta-stereotypes predominantly have negative or indulgent content, with very little positive content, and have a high degree of uniformity, with hardly any differences in terms of basic socio-demographic variables. The meta-stereotypes of homeless people are more uniform, and are more negative and less indulgent than the stereotypes that domiciled people have established regarding homeless people.