Group Status Modulates the Associative Strength Between Status Quo Supporting Beliefs and Anti-Black Attitudes

Chadly Daniel Stern, Jordan R. Axt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

What belief systems are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups? Does the relationship differ across higher and lower status groups? We examined the extent to which status quo supporting beliefs (social dominance orientation and conservatism) were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans and whether the strength of the relationship varied between members of higher and lower status racial groups. On explicit and implicit measures, status quo supporting beliefs were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans among members of higher (White) and lower status (Black, Hispanic, and Asian) racial groups. The association was stronger among Whites than racial minorities and was stronger among Asians and Latinos than Blacks. Status quo supporting beliefs are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups regardless of one’s group status, but the strength of the association is greatest among the societally advantaged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)946-956
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Psychological and Personality Science
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Fingerprint

Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Social Dominance
Politics

Keywords

  • anti-Black attitudes
  • conservatism
  • group status
  • social dominance orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Group Status Modulates the Associative Strength Between Status Quo Supporting Beliefs and Anti-Black Attitudes. / Stern, Chadly Daniel; Axt, Jordan R.

In: Social Psychological and Personality Science, Vol. 10, No. 7, 01.09.2019, p. 946-956.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f4a395227a83446c8f5608e981cae8c2,
title = "Group Status Modulates the Associative Strength Between Status Quo Supporting Beliefs and Anti-Black Attitudes",
abstract = "What belief systems are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups? Does the relationship differ across higher and lower status groups? We examined the extent to which status quo supporting beliefs (social dominance orientation and conservatism) were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans and whether the strength of the relationship varied between members of higher and lower status racial groups. On explicit and implicit measures, status quo supporting beliefs were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans among members of higher (White) and lower status (Black, Hispanic, and Asian) racial groups. The association was stronger among Whites than racial minorities and was stronger among Asians and Latinos than Blacks. Status quo supporting beliefs are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups regardless of one’s group status, but the strength of the association is greatest among the societally advantaged.",
keywords = "anti-Black attitudes, conservatism, group status, social dominance orientation",
author = "Stern, {Chadly Daniel} and Axt, {Jordan R.}",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1948550618799067",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
pages = "946--956",
journal = "Social Psychological and Personality Science",
issn = "1948-5506",
publisher = "Sage Periodicals Press",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Group Status Modulates the Associative Strength Between Status Quo Supporting Beliefs and Anti-Black Attitudes

AU - Stern, Chadly Daniel

AU - Axt, Jordan R.

PY - 2019/9/1

Y1 - 2019/9/1

N2 - What belief systems are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups? Does the relationship differ across higher and lower status groups? We examined the extent to which status quo supporting beliefs (social dominance orientation and conservatism) were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans and whether the strength of the relationship varied between members of higher and lower status racial groups. On explicit and implicit measures, status quo supporting beliefs were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans among members of higher (White) and lower status (Black, Hispanic, and Asian) racial groups. The association was stronger among Whites than racial minorities and was stronger among Asians and Latinos than Blacks. Status quo supporting beliefs are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups regardless of one’s group status, but the strength of the association is greatest among the societally advantaged.

AB - What belief systems are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups? Does the relationship differ across higher and lower status groups? We examined the extent to which status quo supporting beliefs (social dominance orientation and conservatism) were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans and whether the strength of the relationship varied between members of higher and lower status racial groups. On explicit and implicit measures, status quo supporting beliefs were associated with negative attitudes toward African Americans among members of higher (White) and lower status (Black, Hispanic, and Asian) racial groups. The association was stronger among Whites than racial minorities and was stronger among Asians and Latinos than Blacks. Status quo supporting beliefs are associated with negative attitudes toward lower status groups regardless of one’s group status, but the strength of the association is greatest among the societally advantaged.

KW - anti-Black attitudes

KW - conservatism

KW - group status

KW - social dominance orientation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85059518977&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85059518977&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1948550618799067

DO - 10.1177/1948550618799067

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85059518977

VL - 10

SP - 946

EP - 956

JO - Social Psychological and Personality Science

JF - Social Psychological and Personality Science

SN - 1948-5506

IS - 7

ER -