Effects of group status on responses to sustainable land use campaigns

Healy, D. R., Terry, D. J. and Hogg, M. A. (2006). Effects of group status on responses to sustainable land use campaigns. In: Australian Journal of Psychology. Combined Abstracts of 2005 Psychology Conferences. The 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Townsville, Qld., Australia, (87-87). 7-10 April 2005. doi:10.1080/00049530600940006


Author Healy, D. R.
Terry, D. J.
Hogg, M. A.
Title of paper Effects of group status on responses to sustainable land use campaigns
Conference name The 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists
Conference location Townsville, Qld., Australia
Conference dates 7-10 April 2005
Proceedings title Australian Journal of Psychology. Combined Abstracts of 2005 Psychology Conferences   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Australian Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Basingstoke, U.K.
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Publication Year 2006
DOI 10.1080/00049530600940006
ISSN 0004-9530
1742-9536
Volume 57
Issue 3, Supp. 1
Start page 87
End page 87
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A number of survey studies were conducted with landholders throughout Queensland to assess the effectiveness and perceived influence of campaigns promotng sustainable land use. While previous studies have addressed the role of group membership in persuasive communications, the current line of research extends this by focusing on the intergroup context, namely, the perceptions of group status. Across a range of samples it was found that landholders' perceptions of lower status in relation to urban people were associated with increased support for ingroup messages and decreased support for outgroup messages. These results are broadly consistent with research that suggests that threats to group identity (such as an infiuence attempt by a higher status group) will be responded to in a negative way and highlights the importance of considering relations between groups when attempting to change attiutudes.
Subjects EX
380105 Social and Community Psychology
750404 Social ethics
1701 Psychology
Keyword Social psychology
Psychology
Q-Index Code EX
Additional Notes Published in section: The Abstracts of the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists

 
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