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    The impact of collective self-esteem on intergroup evaluation: self-protection and self-enhancement

    Andreopoulou, A. and Houston, Diane (2002) The impact of collective self-esteem on intergroup evaluation: self-protection and self-enhancement. Current Research in Social Psychology 7 (14), pp. 243-256. ISSN 1088-7423.

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    Abstract

    The present study examines the impact of personal success or failure feedback on collective self-esteem and bias. The second corollary of the self-esteem hypothesis - that low or threatened self-esteem will motivate intergroup discrimination and Crocker and Luhtanen’s (1990) self-enhancement hypothesis were examined. Collective self-esteem was affected by status, and, contrary to the second corollary of the self-esteem hypothesis, participants with high collective self-esteem were found to show more ingroup bias (c.f. Abrams and Hogg 1988). However, status and self-esteem had interactive effects on evaluations of the ingroup and outgroup. High self-esteem was associated with more positive ingroup evaluations only when the ingroup had high status, whereas low self-esteem was associated with more positive outgroup evaluations only when the ingroup had low status. Results are discussed in terms of Crocker and Luhtanen’s (1990) self-enhancement hypothesis.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2008 20:26
    Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 10:44
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16533

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