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Opening closed minds: the combined effects of intergroup contact and need for closure on prejudice

Kristof Dhont, Arne Roets UGent and Alain Van Hiel UGent (2011) PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN. 37(4). p.514-528
abstract
Five studies tested whether Need for Closure (NFC) moderates the relationship between intergroup contact and prejudice toward immigrants. The results consistently showed that intergroup contact was more strongly associated with reduced levels of prejudice among people high in NFC compared to people low in NFC. Studies 1 (N = 138 students) and 2 (N = 294 adults) demonstrated this moderator effect on subtle, modern, and blatant racism. Study 2 also replicated the moderator effect for extended contact. An experimental field study (Study 3; N = 60 students) provided evidence of the causal direction of the moderator effect. Finally, Studies 4 (N = 125 students) and 5 (N = 135 adults) identified intergroup anxiety as the mediator through which the moderator effect influences modern and blatant racism as well as hostile tendencies toward immigrants. The role of motivated cognition in the relationship between intergroup contact and prejudice is discussed.
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keyword
intergroup anxiety, CONSERVATIVE BELIEFS, racism, NORTHERN-IRELAND, MEDIATING ROLE, ANXIETY, ATTITUDES, AUTHORITARIANISM, RACISM, prejudice, intergroup contact, need for closure, CROSS-GROUP FRIENDSHIPS, STATUS-BASED REJECTION, SOCIAL-DOMINANCE ORIENTATION
journal title
PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN
Pers. Soc. Psychol. Bull.
volume
37
issue
4
pages
514 - 528
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000288750300006
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL
JCR impact factor
2.217 (2011)
JCR rank
10/59 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
0146-1672
DOI
10.1177/0146167211399101
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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The final, definitive version is available at http://online.sagepub.com/
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1215862
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1215862
date created
2011-05-02 16:15:04
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2016-12-19 15:45:05
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  abstract     = {Five studies tested whether Need for Closure (NFC) moderates the relationship between intergroup contact and prejudice toward immigrants. The results consistently showed that intergroup contact was more strongly associated with reduced levels of prejudice among people high in NFC compared to people low in NFC. Studies 1 (N = 138 students) and 2 (N = 294 adults) demonstrated this moderator effect on subtle, modern, and blatant racism. Study 2 also replicated the moderator effect for extended contact. An experimental field study (Study 3; N = 60 students) provided evidence of the causal direction of the moderator effect. Finally, Studies 4 (N = 125 students) and 5 (N = 135 adults) identified intergroup anxiety as the mediator through which the moderator effect influences modern and blatant racism as well as hostile tendencies toward immigrants. The role of motivated cognition in the relationship between intergroup contact and prejudice is discussed.},
  author       = {Dhont, Kristof and Roets, Arne and Van Hiel, Alain},
  issn         = {0146-1672},
  journal      = {PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN},
  keyword      = {intergroup anxiety,CONSERVATIVE BELIEFS,racism,NORTHERN-IRELAND,MEDIATING ROLE,ANXIETY,ATTITUDES,AUTHORITARIANISM,RACISM,prejudice,intergroup contact,need for closure,CROSS-GROUP FRIENDSHIPS,STATUS-BASED REJECTION,SOCIAL-DOMINANCE ORIENTATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {514--528},
  title        = {Opening closed minds: the combined effects of intergroup contact and need for closure on prejudice},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167211399101},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Dhont, Kristof, Arne Roets, and Alain Van Hiel. 2011. “Opening Closed Minds: The Combined Effects of Intergroup Contact and Need for Closure on Prejudice.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 37 (4): 514–528.
APA
Dhont, K., Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). Opening closed minds: the combined effects of intergroup contact and need for closure on prejudice. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, 37(4), 514–528.
Vancouver
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Dhont K, Roets A, Van Hiel A. Opening closed minds: the combined effects of intergroup contact and need for closure on prejudice. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN. 2011;37(4):514–28.
MLA
Dhont, Kristof, Arne Roets, and Alain Van Hiel. “Opening Closed Minds: The Combined Effects of Intergroup Contact and Need for Closure on Prejudice.” PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN 37.4 (2011): 514–528. Print.