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The Paradox of In-Group Love: Differentiating Collective Narcissism Advances Understanding of the Relationship Between In-Group and Out-Group Attitudes

Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka, Cichocka, Aleksandra, Bilewicz, Michal (2013) The Paradox of In-Group Love: Differentiating Collective Narcissism Advances Understanding of the Relationship Between In-Group and Out-Group Attitudes. Journal of Personality, 81 (1). pp. 16-28. ISSN 0022-3506. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00779.x)

Abstract

Objective: The present studies test the hypothesis that the overlap between collective narcissism and positive in-group identi? cation conceals the opposite relationships these variables have with out-group derogation. Method: Five surveys were conducted in different cultural and national contexts, using different samples and different intergroup contexts (Study 1, Polish student sample, N= 85; Study 2, British student sample, N= 81; Study 3, Polish representative sample, N= 979; Study 3, Polish student sample, N= 267 and Study 5, British student sample, N= 241). Results: The results of suppression analyses systematically indicate that when the positive relationship between collective narcissism and in-group positivity is controlled for, the non-narcissistic in-group positivity predicts less out-group negativity, whereas collective narcissism predicts more out-group derogation. Conclusions: The results advance our understanding of constructive and destructive forms of in-group positivity and their different consequences for intergroup attitudes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00779.x
Additional information: Open access - full text available for free on publisher's website
Uncontrolled keywords: collective narcissism , in-group positivity , out-group negativity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Aleksandra Cichocka
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2013 11:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34359 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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