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Social dominance orientation, belief in a just world and intergroup contact as predictors of homeless stigmatisation

Social dominance orientation, belief in a just world and intergroup contact as predictors of homeless stigmatisation

Smith, Rebecca ORCID: 0000-0002-6459-0084 and Stathi, Sofia ORCID: 0000-0002-1218-5239 (2021) Social dominance orientation, belief in a just world and intergroup contact as predictors of homeless stigmatisation. Journal of Social Psychology. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0022-4545 (Print), 1940-1183 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2021.1963204)

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Abstract

This study explores individual and situational predictors of homeless stigmatisation. The aim was to test if individual differences in Belief in a Just World (BJW) and Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) moderate the effect of quantity and quality of contact on stigmatisation of the homeless. 187 participants completed measures of BJW, SDO, quality and quantity of contact as well as a measure of homeless stigmatisation. Results showed that BJW and SDO correlated positively with stigmatization, while both quantity and quality of contact were negatively corelated with stigmatisation. SDO was found to moderate the relationship between quantity of contact and stigmatisation; more contact with the homeless was related to lower stigmatisation for participants with low and moderate SDO scores but not those with high SDO. BJW did not moderate the relationship between contact and stigmatization. Implications regarding the interaction between SDO and contact are discussed.

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Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. - MP Nov 18 2021.
Uncontrolled Keywords: homeless stigmatisation, Intergroup contact, social dominance orientation, belief in a just world, prejudice
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Inequalities
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34402

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