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A measure of internal and external motivation to control in-group bias

Jörgensen, Öyvind LU ; Bäckström, Martin LU and Björklund, Fredrik LU (2012) In Lund Psychological Reports 12 (2).
Abstract
A measure of individual differences in the motivation to control in-group bias (favouritism) was created. As in Plant and Devine’s (1998) measure of out-group bias, one subscale referred to an internal motivational source and the other to an external motivational source.

The psychometric properties of the measure were tested across four samples. The results indicate that the measure reliably captures individual differences in the motivation to control in-group bias, and that a distinction between internal and external motivational sources of control can be made. However, the convergent and discriminant validity of both subscales needs to be examined further before the measure can be considered launchable. Implications

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A measure of individual differences in the motivation to control in-group bias (favouritism) was created. As in Plant and Devine’s (1998) measure of out-group bias, one subscale referred to an internal motivational source and the other to an external motivational source.

The psychometric properties of the measure were tested across four samples. The results indicate that the measure reliably captures individual differences in the motivation to control in-group bias, and that a distinction between internal and external motivational sources of control can be made. However, the convergent and discriminant validity of both subscales needs to be examined further before the measure can be considered launchable. Implications

for research on intergroup bias are discussed. (Less)
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in-group vs. out-group, control, in-group bias
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12 (2)
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28 pages
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Department of Psychology, Lund University
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1404-8035
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English
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