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Threats to identity, self-esteem and intergroup discrimination

Hunter, John A., O'Brien, Kerry and Stringer, Maurice (2007) Threats to identity, self-esteem and intergroup discrimination. SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, 35 (7). pp. 937-941. [Journal article]

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The present study sought to test two hypotheses. The first was that intergroup discrimination leads to increased self-esteem. The second was that threatened self-esteem (i.e., operationalized here as the extent to which people believe that the ingroup is negatively evaluated by an outgroup) would lead to increased intergroup discrimination. Support was found for both hypotheses.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict and Equality
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1005
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:07 Dec 2009 16:13
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 11:55

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