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Changing the ideological roots of prejudice: longitudinal effects of ethnic intergroup contact on social dominance orientation

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Social dominance orientation (SDO) has been reported to be strongly related to a multitude of intergroup phenomena, but little is known about situational experiences that may influence SDO. Drawing from research on intergroup contact theory, we argue that positive intergroup contact is able to reduce SDO-levels. The results of an intergroup contact intervention study among high school students (Study 1, N = 71) demonstrated that SDO levels were indeed attenuated after the intervention. Furthermore, this intervention effect on SDO was especially pronounced among students reporting a higher quality of contact. A cross-lagged longitudinal survey among adults (Study 2, N = 363) extended these findings by demonstrating that positive intergroup contact is able to decrease SDO over time. Moreover, we did not obtain evidence for the idea that people high in SDO would engage less in intergroup contact. These findings indicate that intergroup contact erodes one of the important socio-ideological bases of generalized prejudice and discrimination.
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RIGHT-WING AUTHORITARIANISM, MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE, MAJORITY STATUS GROUPS, COMPETITIVE WORLDVIEWS, ATTITUDES, PERSPECTIVE, PERSONALITY, HIERARCHY, MINORITY, MAINTENANCE. cross-lagged design, intergroup contact, longitudinal, prejudice, social dominance orientation

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Dhont, Kristof, Alain Van Hiel, and Miles Hewstone. “Changing the Ideological Roots of Prejudice: Longitudinal Effects of Ethnic Intergroup Contact on Social Dominance Orientation.” GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS 17.1 (2014): 27–44. Print.
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Dhont, Kristof, Van Hiel, A., & Hewstone, M. (2014). Changing the ideological roots of prejudice: longitudinal effects of ethnic intergroup contact on social dominance orientation. GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS, 17(1), 27–44.
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Dhont, Kristof, Alain Van Hiel, and Miles Hewstone. 2014. “Changing the Ideological Roots of Prejudice: Longitudinal Effects of Ethnic Intergroup Contact on Social Dominance Orientation.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 17 (1): 27–44.
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Dhont, Kristof, Alain Van Hiel, and Miles Hewstone. 2014. “Changing the Ideological Roots of Prejudice: Longitudinal Effects of Ethnic Intergroup Contact on Social Dominance Orientation.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 17 (1): 27–44.
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Dhont K, Van Hiel A, Hewstone M. Changing the ideological roots of prejudice: longitudinal effects of ethnic intergroup contact on social dominance orientation. GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS. 2014;17(1):27–44.
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K. Dhont, A. Van Hiel, and M. Hewstone, “Changing the ideological roots of prejudice: longitudinal effects of ethnic intergroup contact on social dominance orientation,” GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 27–44, 2014.
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  abstract     = {{Social dominance orientation (SDO) has been reported to be strongly related to a multitude of intergroup phenomena, but little is known about situational experiences that may influence SDO. Drawing from research on intergroup contact theory, we argue that positive intergroup contact is able to reduce SDO-levels. The results of an intergroup contact intervention study among high school students (Study 1, N = 71) demonstrated that SDO levels were indeed attenuated after the intervention. Furthermore, this intervention effect on SDO was especially pronounced among students reporting a higher quality of contact. A cross-lagged longitudinal survey among adults (Study 2, N = 363) extended these findings by demonstrating that positive intergroup contact is able to decrease SDO over time. Moreover, we did not obtain evidence for the idea that people high in SDO would engage less in intergroup contact. These findings indicate that intergroup contact erodes one of the important socio-ideological bases of generalized prejudice and discrimination.}},
  author       = {{Dhont, Kristof and Van Hiel, Alain and Hewstone, Miles}},
  issn         = {{1368-4302}},
  journal      = {{GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS}},
  keywords     = {{RIGHT-WING AUTHORITARIANISM,MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE,MAJORITY STATUS GROUPS,COMPETITIVE WORLDVIEWS,ATTITUDES,PERSPECTIVE,PERSONALITY,HIERARCHY,MINORITY,MAINTENANCE. cross-lagged design,intergroup contact,longitudinal,prejudice,social dominance orientation}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{1}},
  pages        = {{27--44}},
  title        = {{Changing the ideological roots of prejudice: longitudinal effects of ethnic intergroup contact on social dominance orientation}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430213497064}},
  volume       = {{17}},
  year         = {{2014}},
}

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