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Perceptions of the Intergroup Structure and Anti-Asian Prejudice Among White Australians

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Johnson, Daniel; Terry, Deborah J.; Louis, Winnifred R.

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Abstract Subjective intergroup beliefs and authoritarianism were assessed in a field study (N = 255) of White Australians’ anti-Asian stereotyping and prejudice. A social identity analysis of intergroup prejudice was adopted, such that perceptions of the intergroup structure (instability, permeability, legitimacy and higher ingroup status) were proposed as predictors of higher prejudice (blatant and covert) and less favorable stereotyping. Consistent with the social identity approach, both independent and interacting roles for sociostructural predictors of Anti-Asian bias were observed, even after demographic and personality variables were controlled. For example, perceived legitimacy was associated with higher prejudice when White Australians’ status position relative to Asian Australians was valued. Moreover, when participants evaluated Whites’ position as unstable and high status or legitimate, perceptions of permeable intergroup boundaries were associated with anti-Asian bias. The present findings demonstrate status protection responses in advantaged group members in a field setting, lending weight to the contention that perceptions of sociostructural threat interact to predict outgroup derogation. Implications for theories of intergroup relations are discussed.
Free Keywords intergroup relations; prejudice; social identity theory;
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 53-71
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 8 (2005) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430205048616
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)