Threats to identity, self-esteem and intergroup discrimination

John A. Hunter, Kerry O'Brien, Maurice Stringer

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages937-941
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume35
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Hunter, J. A., O'Brien, K., & Stringer, M. (2007). Threats to identity, self-esteem and intergroup discrimination. 35(7), 937-941.
Hunter, John A. ; O'Brien, Kerry ; Stringer, Maurice. / Threats to identity, self-esteem and intergroup discrimination. 2007 ; Vol. 35, No. 7. pp. 937-941.
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