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Structural modeling of generalized prejudice: The role of social dominance, authoritarianism, and empathy

Bäckström, Martin LU and Björklund, Fredrik LU (2007) In Journal of Individual Differences 28(1). p.10-17
Abstract
Structural equation modeling on questionnaire data showed that prejudice toward different target groups can be represented in terms of a general prejudice factor. Distinction of classical and modern prejudice only increased model fit marginally. In two separate samples (paper and pencil vs. Internet) several structural models of the relationship between key individual difference variables and prejudice were tested, revealing highly similar results. Social dominance orientation, empathy, and right-wing authoritarianism had direct effects on generalized prejudice. The effect of participant sex on generalized prejudice, where the men scored higher, was largely mediated by empathy. The benefit of including empathy in structural models of... (More)
Structural equation modeling on questionnaire data showed that prejudice toward different target groups can be represented in terms of a general prejudice factor. Distinction of classical and modern prejudice only increased model fit marginally. In two separate samples (paper and pencil vs. Internet) several structural models of the relationship between key individual difference variables and prejudice were tested, revealing highly similar results. Social dominance orientation, empathy, and right-wing authoritarianism had direct effects on generalized prejudice. The effect of participant sex on generalized prejudice, where the men scored higher, was largely mediated by empathy. The benefit of including empathy in structural models of prejudice is emphasized. (Less)
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prejudice, empathy, social dominance orientation, authoritarianism
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Journal of Individual Differences
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28
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1
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10 - 17
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Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
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2151-2299
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10.1027/1614-0001.28.1.10
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  author       = {Bäckström, Martin and Björklund, Fredrik},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {10--17},
  publisher    = {Hogrefe & Huber Publishers},
  series       = {Journal of Individual Differences},
  title        = {Structural modeling of generalized prejudice: The role of social dominance, authoritarianism, and empathy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001.28.1.10},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2007},
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