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THREATS TO IDENTITY, SELF-ESTEEM AND INTERGROUP DISCRIMINATION

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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.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2007.35.7.937

Publication date: 2007-01-01

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