Status differences and in-group bias: a meta-analytic examination of the effects of status stability, status legitimacy, and group permeability.

@article{Bettencourt2001StatusDA,
  title={Status differences and in-group bias: a meta-analytic examination of the effects of status stability, status legitimacy, and group permeability.},
  author={B. Ann Bettencourt and Nancy Dorr and Kelly Charlton and Doug Hume},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={127 4},
  pages={520-42}
}
This work examines the moderating effects of status stability, legitimacy, and group permeability on in-group bias among high- and low-status groups. These effects were examined separately for evaluative measures that were relevant as well as irrelevant to the salient status distinctions. The results support social identity theory and show that high-status groups are more biased. The meta-analysis reveals that perceived status stability, legitimacy, and permeability moderate the effects of… CONTINUE READING

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