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Life on the ocean wave: testing some intergroup hypotheses in a naturalistic setting

Life on the ocean wave: testing some intergroup hypotheses in a naturalistic setting

Brown, Rupert, Maras, Pam, Masser, Barbara, Vivian, James and Hewstone, Miles (2001) Life on the ocean wave: testing some intergroup hypotheses in a naturalistic setting. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 4 (2). pp. 81-97. ISSN 1368-4302 (doi:10.1177/1368430201004002001)

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Abstract

A survey (N = 352) was conducted among British passengers of a cross-channel ferry. The survey
aimed to test hypotheses drawn from Realistic Group Conflict, Social Identity and Contact
theories using mainly a correlational design. However, an intervention by members of the
outgroup (French fishermen blockading a port) also allowed a quasi-experimental test of the
effects of a direct experience of intergroup conflict. Results supported the hypotheses since
conflict and national identification were associated with more negative and with less positive
attitudes toward the outgroup, while contact had the reverse effects. In addition, the salience of
group membership in the contact relationship weakly moderated the effect of contact

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: contact, intergroup relations, realistic group conflict, social identity,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:09
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3429

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