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Shaping the Development of Prejudice: Latent Growth Modeling of the Influence of Social Dominance Orientation on Outgroup Affect in Youth

Bratt, Christopher, Sidanius, Jim, Sheehy-Sheffington, Jennifer (2016) Shaping the Development of Prejudice: Latent Growth Modeling of the Influence of Social Dominance Orientation on Outgroup Affect in Youth. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42 (12). pp. 1617-1634. ISSN 0146-1672. (doi:10.1177/0146167216666267)

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Abstract

Social dominance orientation (SDO) has been theorized as a stable, early-emerging trait influencing outgroup evaluations, a view supported by evidence from cross-sectional and two-wave longitudinal research. Yet, the limitations of identifying causal paths with cross-sectional and two-wave designs are increasingly being acknowledged. This article presents the first use of multi-wave data to test the over-time relationship between SDO and outgroup affect among young people. We use cross-lagged and latent growth modeling (LGM) of a three-wave data set employing Norwegian adolescents (over 2 years, N = 453) and a five-wave data set with American university students (over 4 years, N = 748). Overall, SDO exhibits high temporal rank-order stability and predicts changes in outgroup affect. This research represents the strongest test to date of SDO’s role as a stable trait that influences the development of prejudice, while highlighting LGM as a valuable tool for social and political psychology.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0146167216666267
Uncontrolled keywords: social dominance orientation, outgroup affect, prejudice, longitudinal studies, latent growth modeling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: C. Bratt
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2016 08:35 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 14:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58188 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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