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Positive and negative intergroup contact and willingness to engage in intergroup interactions among high-status (Han) and low-status (Uyghur) group members in China: The moderating role of social dominance orientation

Positive and negative intergroup contact and willingness to engage in intergroup interactions among high-status (Han) and low-status (Uyghur) group members in China: The moderating role of social dominance orientation

Wang, Changcheng, Fei, Huang, Stathi, Sofia ORCID: 0000-0002-1218-5239 and Vezzali, Loris (2018) Positive and negative intergroup contact and willingness to engage in intergroup interactions among high-status (Han) and low-status (Uyghur) group members in China: The moderating role of social dominance orientation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. ISSN 0147-1767 (In Press)

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Abstract

The present study investigated whether the associations of positive and negative intergroup contact with behavioral intentions (intentions to have contact with the outgroup in the future) are moderated by social dominance orientation (SDO), by considering the perspective of both high- and low-status group members in the context of China. Participants were 325 Han (high-status) and 373 Uyghur (low-status) members, who completed a self-report questionnaire. Results indicated that positive contact was associated with more positive behavioral intentions among high-SDO high-status group members, whereas SDO did not moderate the association between positive contact and behavioral intentions among low-status group members. In addition, negative contact was associated with lower behavioral intentions among high-SDO high-status group members, and among low-SDO low-status group members. This study suggests that attention should be placed simultaneously on positive and negative contact and on individual difference variables relevant to social ideologies, such as SDO.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intergroup contact, positive contact, negative contact, social dominance orientation, contact behavioral intentions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 19 May 2019 13:52
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 6
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21896

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