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Unga Väljares Syn På Politiker: Ingrupp Och Utgrupps Bias Genom Det Ultimata Attributionsfelet

Geisler, Martin (2003)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study examine if students at upper secondary schools perceive politicians as an out-group. It also examined if there were any differences in these perceptions related to group factors such as social groups, sex or own political engagement. The testing was based on a method designed to measure how positive and negative behaviour was explained for. Behaviour descriptions were created with variations on two factors: either the actors were politicians or ordinary members of society and the behaviour were either positive or negative. The theory of attribution was the main theoretical base for the study and specifically the theory of the ultimate attribution error. The study was participated by gymnasium students (N = 110) from schools in... (More)
This study examine if students at upper secondary schools perceive politicians as an out-group. It also examined if there were any differences in these perceptions related to group factors such as social groups, sex or own political engagement. The testing was based on a method designed to measure how positive and negative behaviour was explained for. Behaviour descriptions were created with variations on two factors: either the actors were politicians or ordinary members of society and the behaviour were either positive or negative. The theory of attribution was the main theoretical base for the study and specifically the theory of the ultimate attribution error. The study was participated by gymnasium students (N = 110) from schools in Uppsala and Norrköping. The results showed that descriptions of politicians' behaviour, when compared with behaviour descrpitions of ordinary people, were significantly more often explained as stemming from internal factors. This is in line with the theory of out-group attributions. Only a few significant differences between group factors were (Less)
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author
Geisler, Martin
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1356187
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This study examine if students at upper secondary schools perceive politicians as an out-group. It also examined if there were any differences in these perceptions related to group factors such as social groups, sex or own political engagement. The testing was based on a method designed to measure how positive and negative behaviour was explained for. Behaviour descriptions were created with variations on two factors: either the actors were politicians or ordinary members of society and the behaviour were either positive or negative. The theory of attribution was the main theoretical base for the study and specifically the theory of the ultimate attribution error. The study was participated by gymnasium students (N = 110) from schools in Uppsala and Norrköping. The results showed that descriptions of politicians' behaviour, when compared with behaviour descrpitions of ordinary people, were significantly more often explained as stemming from internal factors. This is in line with the theory of out-group attributions. Only a few significant differences between group factors were},
  author       = {Geisler, Martin},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unga Väljares Syn På Politiker: Ingrupp Och Utgrupps Bias Genom Det Ultimata Attributionsfelet},
  year         = {2003},
}