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Reactions to Outgroup Authorities' Decisions: The Role of Expected Bias, Procedural Fairness and Outcome Favorability

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Ståhl, Tomas; Vermunt, Riël; Ellemers, Naomi

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Abstract It is argued here that expectations of bias (vs. no bias) play a key role in explaining reactions to decisions made by outgroup authorities. Two experiments demonstrate that decision acceptance (Experiment 1) and intentions to protest against an outgroup authority's decisions (Experiment 2) are affected by procedural fairness when the authority has a reputation of being unbiased, but not when the authority's reputation suggests bias. By contrast, some evidence is also found suggesting that reactions to an outgroup authority's decisions are affected by the favorability of the outcome when the authority has a reputation of being biased, but not when the authority has a reputation of being unbiased. Mediation analyses indicate that two different processes account for these effects.
Free Keywords authority reputation; expected bias; intergroup perception; outcome favorability; procedural justice;
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 281-299
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 11 (2008) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430208090643
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)