"We have no quarrel with you": effects of group status on characterizations of "conflict" with an outgroup

Livingstone, Andrew G., Sweetman, Joseph, Bracht, Eva M. and Haslam, S. Alexander (2015) "We have no quarrel with you": effects of group status on characterizations of "conflict" with an outgroup. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 1: 16-26. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2062


Author Livingstone, Andrew G.
Sweetman, Joseph
Bracht, Eva M.
Haslam, S. Alexander
Title "We have no quarrel with you": effects of group status on characterizations of "conflict" with an outgroup
Journal name European Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-0992
0046-2772
Publication date 2015-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.2062
Open Access Status
Volume 45
Issue 1
Start page 16
End page 26
Total pages 11
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract In three studies, we examined the effect of intergroup status on group members' tendencies to characterize the ingroup's relationship with an outgroup as conflictual following outgroup action. Findings from all three studies supported the prediction that the intergroup relationship would be characterized as less conflictual when the ingroup had relatively high rather than low status. Consistent with the hypothesis that the effect of status reflects strategic concerns, it was moderated by the perceived relevance of the outgroup's action to intergroup status relations (study 1), it was sensitive to audience (study 2), and it was partially mediated by status management concerns (study 3). The role of strategic, status-related factors in intergroup relations is discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 18 Sep 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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