Social disadvantage and the self-regulatory function of justice beliefs.

  title={Social disadvantage and the self-regulatory function of justice beliefs.},
  author={Kristin Laurin and Gr{\'a}inne M. Fitzsimons and Aaron C. Kay},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={100 1},
Five studies support the hypothesis that beliefs in societal fairness offer a self-regulatory benefit for members of socially disadvantaged groups. Specifically, members of disadvantaged groups are more likely than members of advantaged groups to calibrate their pursuit of long-term goals to their beliefs about societal fairness. In Study 1, low socioeconomic status (SES) undergraduate students who believed more strongly in societal fairness showed greater intentions to persist in the face of… 

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