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When imagining intergroup contact mobilizes collective action: The perspective of disadvantaged and advantaged groups

When imagining intergroup contact mobilizes collective action: The perspective of disadvantaged and advantaged groups

Bagci, Sabahat Cigdem, Stathi, Sofia ORCID: 0000-0002-1218-5239 and Piyale, Zeynep Ecem (2018) When imagining intergroup contact mobilizes collective action: The perspective of disadvantaged and advantaged groups. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 69. pp. 32-43. ISSN 0147-1767 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2018.12.003)

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Abstract

The current studies aimed to reveal the potential role of imagined intergroup contact on collective action tendencies within a context of intergroup conflict. Study 1 (disadvantaged Kurds, N = 80) showed that imagined contact increased collective action tendencies and this effect was mediated by increased perceived discrimination and ethnic identification. Study 2 (advantaged Turks, N = 127) demonstrated that imagined contact also directly increased collective action tendencies, as well as perceived discrimination and relative deprivation among the advantaged group. No significant mediation emerged. At the same time, in line with literature, imagined contact led only the advantaged group members to display more positive outgroup attitudes. Findings suggest that in settings where ingroup identities and conflict are salient, imagined contact may not readily undermine motivation for social change among group members.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Imagined contact; collective action; discrimination; attitudes; identification; conflict
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 19 May 2019 13:54
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 5
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22542

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