Title

The relationship between group identity and intergroup prejudice is moderated by sociostructural variation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2002

Publication Source

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Volume

32

Issue

5

Inclusive pages

908-933

DOI

10.1111/j.1559-1816.2002.tb00248.x

Abstract

A theoretical model is developed that predicts a stronger relationship between group identity and intergroup prejudice for majority-group members compared to minority-group members. This model takes into consideration the sociostructural characteristics of the groups, the differential functions of group identity for majority versus minority-group members, and the role of perceived intergroup conflict. The model is tested by examining the magnitude of group identity, perceived conflict, and ethnic prejudice expressed by White Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Predictions derived from the model were largely supported. Theoretical implications are discussed and directions for future research are offered.

Disciplines

Psychology

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