Social Identity Theory's Self-Esteem Hypothesis: A Review and Some Suggestions for Clarification

@article{Rubin1998SocialIT,
  title={Social Identity Theory's Self-Esteem Hypothesis: A Review and Some Suggestions for Clarification},
  author={M. Rubin and M. Hewstone},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={1998},
  volume={2},
  pages={40 - 62}
}
  • M. Rubin, M. Hewstone
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
  • Distinctions are made between global and specific, personal and social, and trait and state self-esteem, and these are used to structure a review of over 40 studies concerning social identity theory's hypothesis that (a) intergroup discrimination elevates self-esteem and (b) low self-esteem motivates discrimination. It is observed that researchers have tended to employ measures of global personal trait self-esteem in their investigations of this self-esteem hypothesis, and it is argued that… CONTINUE READING
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