Considering the roles of Culture and Social Status : The Protestant Work Ethic and Egalitarianism

@inproceedings{Velilla2010ConsideringTR,
  title={Considering the roles of Culture and Social Status : The Protestant Work Ethic and Egalitarianism},
  author={Elizabeth Velilla and Julie Milligan Hughes},
  year={2010}
}
The Protestant work ethic (PWE) is prevalent in many cultures. Abundant work in social psychology, primarily in the U.S., suggests that people use PWE to justify their own prejudice and society’s differential treatment of less successful or disadvantaged persons. Recent theorizing suggests that PWE’s intergroup meaning can be influenced by people’s age, social status, and culture such that PWE not only has an intolerant or “justifier”-of-inequality meaning (disadvantaged persons deserve their… CONTINUE READING