Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap.

Durante, Federica, Fiske, Susan T., Kervyn, Nicolas, Cuddy, Amy J. C., Akande, Adebowale (Debo), Adetoun, Bolanle E., Adewuyi, Modupe F., Tserere, Magdeline M., Ramiah, Ananthi Al, Mastor, Khairul Anwar, Barlow, Fiona Kate, Bonn, Gregory, Tafarodi, Romin W., Bosak, Janine, Cairns, Ed, Doherty, Claire, Capozza, Dora, Chandran, Anjana, Chryssochoou, Xenia, Iatridis, Tilemachos, Contreras, Juan Manuel, Costa-Lopes, Rui, Gonzalez, Roberto, Lewis, Janet I., Tushabe, Gerald, Leyens, Jacques-Philippe, Mayorga, Renee, Rouhana, Nadim N., Castro, Vanessa Smith, Perez, Rolando, Rodrıguez-Bailon, Rosa, Moya, Miguel, Marente, Elena Morales, Galvez, Marisol Palacios, Sibley, Chris G., Asbrock, Frank and Storari, Chiara C. (2012) Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap.. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52 4: 726-746. doi:10.1111/bjso.12005

Author Durante, Federica
Fiske, Susan T.
Kervyn, Nicolas
Cuddy, Amy J. C.
Akande, Adebowale (Debo)
Adetoun, Bolanle E.
Adewuyi, Modupe F.
Tserere, Magdeline M.
Ramiah, Ananthi Al
Mastor, Khairul Anwar
Barlow, Fiona Kate
Bonn, Gregory
Tafarodi, Romin W.
Bosak, Janine
Cairns, Ed
Doherty, Claire
Capozza, Dora
Chandran, Anjana
Chryssochoou, Xenia
Iatridis, Tilemachos
Contreras, Juan Manuel
Costa-Lopes, Rui
Gonzalez, Roberto
Lewis, Janet I.
Tushabe, Gerald
Leyens, Jacques-Philippe
Mayorga, Renee
Rouhana, Nadim N.
Castro, Vanessa Smith
Perez, Rolando
Rodrıguez-Bailon, Rosa
Moya, Miguel
Marente, Elena Morales
Galvez, Marisol Palacios
Sibley, Chris G.
Asbrock, Frank
Storari, Chiara C.
Title Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap.
Journal name British Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0144-6665
Publication date 2012-10-05
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/bjso.12005
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 52
Issue 4
Start page 726
End page 746
Total pages 21
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Income inequality undermines societies: The more inequality, the more health problems, social tensions, and the lower social mobility, trust, life expectancy. Given people’s tendency to legitimate existing social arrangements, the stereotype content model (SCM) argues that ambivalence―perceiving many groups as either warm or competent, but not both―may help maintain socio-economic disparities. The association between stereotype ambivalence and income inequality in 37 cross-national samples from Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Asia, and Africa investigates how groups’ overall warmth-competence, status-competence, and competition-warmth correlations vary across societies, and whether these variations associate with income inequality (Gini index). More unequal societies report more ambivalent stereotypes, whereas more equal ones dislike competitive groups and do not necessarily respect them as competent. Unequal societies may need ambivalence for system stability: Income inequality compensates groups with partially positive social images.
Keyword Health problems
Social mobility
Life Expectancy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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