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The Diversity Challenge for High and Low Authoritarians: Multilevel and Longitudinal Effects through Intergroup Contact and Threat

Van Assche, Jasper, Asbrock, Frank, Dhont, Kristof, Roets, Arne (2018) The Diversity Challenge for High and Low Authoritarians: Multilevel and Longitudinal Effects through Intergroup Contact and Threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44 (8). pp. 1163-1179. ISSN 0146-1672. (doi:10.1177/0146167218764653)

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Abstract

The current studies integrate different frameworks on the positive and negative consequences of ethnic diversity for intergroup relations. Using a nationally stratified sample of Dutch majority members (N = 680) from 50 cities in the Netherlands, Study 1 demonstrated that objective diversity was indirectly related to prejudice and to generalized, ingroup, and outgroup trust, through more positive and more negative contact. These indirect effects tended to be stronger for high versus low authoritarians. Furthermore, perceived diversity was indirectly related to less trust and greater prejudice, via more negative contact and threat. Again, these associations were more pronounced among high authoritarians. Study 2, using a representative sample of German majority members (N = 412) nested within 237 districts, replicated the cross-sectional results regarding objective diversity and prejudice. In addition, longitudinal analyses indicated that objective diversity predicted more positive and more negative contact 2 years later, though only among moderate and high authoritarians.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0146167218764653
Uncontrolled keywords: ethnic diversity; authoritarianism; intergroup contact, threat, intergroup relations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 22:26 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 14:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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