Individual-level and group-level mediators of contact effects in Northern Ireland: the moderating role of social identification.

@article{Tausch2007IndividuallevelAG,
  title={Individual-level and group-level mediators of contact effects in Northern Ireland: the moderating role of social identification.},
  author={Nicole Tausch and Tania Tam and Miles J. Hewstone and Jared B. Kenworthy and E R Cairns},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 Pt 3},
  pages={541-56}
}
We tested a model which considered individual-level (intergroup anxiety) and group-level (perceived realistic and symbolic threats to the in-group) threats as simultaneous mediators in the relationship between the quantity and quality of cross-community contact and intergroup attitudes (Study 1, N=166) and trust (Study 2, N=163) in Northern Ireland. The studies tested the hypothesis that the strength of group-identification moderates the importance of individual- vs. group-level threats as… CONTINUE READING

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