uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Decomposing prejudice: Identifying the basis of personality-prejudice relations
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract: In two studies, aimed to examine the concept of generalized prejudice and the relationship between personality and prejudice, we found that attitudes toward various national and ethnic groups including a fictitious, an unknown, and a well-known group were significantly correlated (Study 1, N = 113). In Study 2 (N = 861), we found significant intercorrelations between four types of prejudice. More important, we made a theoretical and a statistical distinction between an abstract and a group-specific component of prejudice and found that personality variables explained a substantial proportion of the variance of the abstract part but a very small share of the group-specific component. The findings support the existence of a generalized prejudice tendency and a substantial relationship between personality and prejudice, and show that personality is related to prejudice at an abstract rather than specific level. The outcome is discussed in the light of the personality and social psychological explanations of prejudice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National Category
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141042DiVA: diva2:384861
The 7th Nordic Conference on Group and Social Psychology, Gothenburg, May 2010
Available from: 2011-01-10 Created: 2011-01-10 Last updated: 2012-05-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Akrami, Nazar
By organisation
Department of Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 181 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link