System Justification and the Meaning of Life: Are the Existential Benefits of Ideology Distributed Unequally Across Racial Groups?

@article{Rankin2009SystemJA,
  title={System Justification and the Meaning of Life: Are the Existential Benefits of Ideology Distributed Unequally Across Racial Groups?},
  author={Lindsay E. Rankin and J. Jost and Cheryl Wakslak},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={312-333}
}
In this research, we investigated the relations among system justification, religiosity, and subjective well-being in a sample of nationally representative low-income respondents in the United States. We hypothesized that ideological endorsement of the status quo would be associated with certain existential and other psychological benefits, but these would not necessarily be evenly distributed across racial groups. Results revealed that religiosity was positively associated with subjective well… Expand
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