System-Justifying Functions of Complementary Regional and Ethnic Stereotypes: Cross-National Evidence

@article{Jost2005SystemJustifyingFO,
  title={System-Justifying Functions of Complementary Regional and Ethnic Stereotypes: Cross-National Evidence},
  author={J. Jost and Yifat Kivetz and M. Rubini and G. Guermandi and C. Mosso},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={305-333}
}
According to system justification theory, stereotyping is an ideological process that serves to justify the status quo and bolster the legitimacy of the existing social order. The present research investigates the system-justifying role of complementary stereotypes in which high-status groups are represented as agentic and achievement-oriented and low-status groups as communal and interpersonally oriented. We demonstrate that such complementary stereotypes: (a) reflect a high degree of… Expand
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