Journal article

Subjective status and perceived legitimacy across countries

Mark J Brandt, Toon Kuppens, Russell Spears, Luca Andrighetto, Frederique Autin, Peter Babincak, Constantina Badea, Jaechang Bae, Anatolia Batruch, Julia C Becker, Konrad Bocian, Bojana Bodroza, David Bourguignon, Marcin Bukowski, Fabrizio Butera, Sarah E Butler, Xenia Chryssochoou, Paul Conway, Jarret T Crawford, Jean-Claude Croizet Show all

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The relationships between subjective status and perceived legitimacy are important for understanding the extent to which people with low status are complicit in their oppression. We use novel data from 66 samples and 30 countries (N = 12,788) and find that people with higher status see the social system as more legitimate than those with lower status, but there is variation across people and countries. The association between subjective status and perceived legitimacy was never negative at any levels of eight moderator variables, although the positive association was sometimes reduced. Although not always consistent with hypotheses, group identification, self-esteem, and beliefs in social mo..

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Awarded by Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research


Awarded by H2020 European Research Council


Awarded by Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies


Awarded by Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cientifico y Tecnologico


Awarded by Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness


Awarded by Czech Science Foundation


Awarded by Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research, Grant/Award Number: 15110006; H2020 European Research Council, Grant/Award Number: 759320; Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, Grant/Award Number: 15130009; Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cientifico y Tecnologico, Grant/Award Number: 1161371; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Grant/Award Number: PSI2016-79971-P; Czech Science Foundation, Grant/Award Number: 20-01214S; Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Grant/Award Number: RVO: 68081740