Social Dominance Orientation and Intergroup Bias: The Legitimation of Favoritism for High-Status Groups

  title={Social Dominance Orientation and Intergroup Bias: The Legitimation of Favoritism for High-Status Groups},
  author={Shana Zipora Levin and Christopher M. Federico and Jim Sidanius and Joshua L. Rabinowitz},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={144 - 157}
Based on both classical and contemporary perspectives on the psychology of legitimacy, it was hypothesized that the pattern of relationships between social dominance orientation (SDO) and favoritism for high-status groups would depend on the status of one’s group and the perceived legitimacy of the group-based status distinction. Among members of high-status groups, SDO was expected to be positively related to favoritism for the high-status group at both high and low levels of legitimacy. Among… 

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