Tests of both corollaries of social identity theory's self-esteem hypothesis in real group settings.

@article{Houston2003TestsOB,
  title={Tests of both corollaries of social identity theory's self-esteem hypothesis in real group settings.},
  author={Diane M Houston and Alexia Andreopoulou},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 Pt 3},
  pages={357-70}
}
The present study tests both corollaries of the self-esteem hypothesis from social identity theory derived by Abrams and Hogg (1988). Greek students completed a pre-test collective self-esteem (CSE) measure and then rated Greek students and either American or Turkish students. They then completed a post-test collective self-esteem measure. Inconsistent with Corollary 2, higher prior CSE was associated both with higher in-group ratings and higher out-group ratings, but not with bias. Consistent… CONTINUE READING