Categorization and intergroup anxiety in contact between British and Japanese nationals

Greenland, Katy and Brown, Rupert (1999) Categorization and intergroup anxiety in contact between British and Japanese nationals. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29 (4). pp. 503-521. ISSN 0046-2772. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Two studies examined the relationship between categorization, intergroup anxiety and intel group attitudes (intergroup bias and negative affect). Study I consisted of a survey of 236 British and Japanese nationals. Study 2 was a longitudinal study of 54 Japanese students studying in the UK. Of the three categorization variables (interpersonal, super-ordinate and intergroup), only intel group categorization was shown to have a relationship to generalized intergroup attitudes. In addition, intergroup anxiety and quality of contact were associated with ingroup bias and negative affect to the outgroup. Study 2 revealed an interaction between intergroup categorization and quality of contact in predicting negative affect. Intergroup anxiety was also associated with increased intergroup categorization. It is concluded that the effects of categorization during contact are still poorly understood and that intergroup anxiety is a far more powerful variable in contact than the current literature acknowledges.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2009 16:21
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