Prejudice: Its Personality and Social Psychology Components
2004 (English)In: The 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, 2004Conference paper (Other scientific)
This paper focuses on the personality and social psychology approaches to explaining prejudice. We examined whether prejudice (sexism) is better explained by personality (Big-Five factors, Social dominance orientation, and Right-wing authoritarianism) or social group membership (gender). Based on our previous research, alternative causal models were compared. The results showed that the best-fitting causal model to explain prejudice was the one that included the personality as well as social group membership variables. This outcome, also supported by multiple regression analyses, suggests that an integration of the personality and the social psychology approaches to explaining prejudicial beliefs would be the best option.
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personality, social psychology, prejudice
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68471OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-68471DiVA: diva2:96382