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Threats to group value, domain-specific self-esteem and intergroup discrimination amongst minimal and national groups

Hunter, JA, Cox, SL, O'Brien, K, Stringer, Maurice, Boyes, M, Banks, M, Hayhurst, JG and Crawford, M (2005) Threats to group value, domain-specific self-esteem and intergroup discrimination amongst minimal and national groups. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44 (Part 3). pp. 329-353. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1348/014466604X17939

Abstract

The research reported in this investigation sought to examine the self-esteem hypothesis (SEH) using measures of domain-specific and public collective self-esteem (CSE). Two studies were conducted. Each tested both propositions of the SEH The first study revealed that minimal group members (a) experienced an increase in that domain of self-esteem judged to be relatively more important to the in-group, following the display of in-group favouritism and (b) that minimal group members with low public CSE (and who thus believed that the in-group was negatively evaluated by the out-group) showed enhanced levels of in-group favouritism. The second study, which utilized the members of real social categories (i.e. New Zealanders and Australians) and negative outcome allocations (i.e. white noise) revealed identical findings. The theoretical implications of these results are discussed.

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:1006
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:07 Dec 2009 16:14
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 11:56

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