Revisiting 25 years of system motivation explanation for system justification from the perspective of social identity model of system attitudes.

@article{Owuamalam2018Revisiting2Y,
  title={Revisiting 25 years of system motivation explanation for system justification from the perspective of social identity model of system attitudes.},
  author={Chuma Kevin Owuamalam and Mark Rubin and Russell Spears},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2018}
}
Do the disadvantaged have an autonomous system justification motivation that operates against their personal and group interests? System justification theory (SJT; Jost & Banaji, 1994, Br. J. Soc. Psychol, 33, 1) proposes that they do and that this motivation helps to (1) reduce cognitive dissonance and associated uncertainties and (2) soothe the pain that is associated with knowing that one's group is subject to social inequality. However, 25 years of research on this system justification… CONTINUE READING
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