Journal article

Resistant versus acquiescent responses to ingroup inferiority as a function of social dominance orientation in the USA and Italy

JR Overbeck, JT Jost, CO Mosso, A Flizik

GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

Social identity theory typically emphasizes how low status group members resist and challenge imputations of inferiority (Tajfel & Turner, 1979), whereas system justification theory emphasizes the tendency to accept and justify status hierarchies (Jost & Banaji, 1994). On the theoretical assumption that responses to ingroup inferiority would vary according to individual differences in social dominance orientation (SDO; Pratto, Sidanius, Stallworth, & Malle, 1994), we predicted and found in two studies that low SDO members of low status groups engage in resistance and social competition, as social identity theory would predict, whereas high SDO members follow system justifying patterns of acq..

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