Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

Not Competent but Warm... Really? Compensatory Stereotypes in the French-speaking World

[journal article]

Yzerbyt, Vincent; Provost, Valérie; Corneille, Olivier

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(265 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-227846

Further Details
Abstract Two studies examined the compensation hypothesis that members of both high- and low-status groups associate high-status groups with high levels of competence and low levels of warmth on the one hand, and low-status groups with low levels of competence and high levels of warmth, on the other. Building upon existing linguistic relations between the French and the Belgians, Study 1 had standard, i.e. French, and non-standard, i.e. Belgian, speakers rate the linguistic skills, competence, and warmth of both groups and report their meta-stereotypes. As predicted, both groups of participants saw the French as more skilled linguistically than Belgians and evaluated standard speakers as more competent than warm and non-standard speakers as more warm than competent. This pattern also emerged in respondents’ meta-stereotypes. Study 2 revealed that compensation was less marked among a third group of Francophone speakers, i.e. Swiss, even if the latter respondents seemed well aware of the pattern guiding Belgian and French representations of each other. We discuss the implications of the findings in terms of motivated intergroup stereotypes.
Free Keywords ambivalence; compensation hypothesis; ethnolinguistic identity theory; meta-stereotypes; standard versus non-standard speakers; stereotype content model; stereotypes;
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 291-308
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 8 (2005) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430205053944
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)