This research analyses the effect of stability and instability of social stratification on identity threat perception among members of an intermediate- status group. Seventy-nine nursing students were categorized in intermediate status position between physicians and healthcare operators. Stability was manipulated at three levels: 1) stable, 2) upwardly unstable, and 3) downwardly unstable. Social identity threats coming from above and from below were measured. Results revealed that in both stable and upwardly unstable conditions, participants perceived a lower social identity threat and the threat came mainly from the high-status group. In the downwardly unstable condition, in contrast, the social identity threat was greater than in both stable and upwardly unstable conditions, and came from the low-status group.

Intergroup threat perception among intermediate-status group members: The role of stability-instability of social stratification / Sollami, Alfonso; Caricati, Luca. - In: PSICOLOGIA SOCIALE. - ISSN 1827-2517. - 10:3(2015), pp. 273-282. [10.1482/81372]

Intergroup threat perception among intermediate-status group members: The role of stability-instability of social stratification

CARICATI, Luca
2015-01-01

Abstract

This research analyses the effect of stability and instability of social stratification on identity threat perception among members of an intermediate- status group. Seventy-nine nursing students were categorized in intermediate status position between physicians and healthcare operators. Stability was manipulated at three levels: 1) stable, 2) upwardly unstable, and 3) downwardly unstable. Social identity threats coming from above and from below were measured. Results revealed that in both stable and upwardly unstable conditions, participants perceived a lower social identity threat and the threat came mainly from the high-status group. In the downwardly unstable condition, in contrast, the social identity threat was greater than in both stable and upwardly unstable conditions, and came from the low-status group.
2015
Intergroup threat perception among intermediate-status group members: The role of stability-instability of social stratification / Sollami, Alfonso; Caricati, Luca. - In: PSICOLOGIA SOCIALE. - ISSN 1827-2517. - 10:3(2015), pp. 273-282. [10.1482/81372]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11381/2806215
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 8
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 4
social impact