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Shaping the development of prejudice: latent growth modeling of the influence of social dominance orientation on outgroup affect in youth

Bratt, C., Sidanius, J. and Sheehy-Skeffington, J. (2016) Shaping the development of prejudice: latent growth modeling of the influence of social dominance orientation on outgroup affect in youth. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42 (12). pp. 1617-1634. ISSN 0146-1672

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0146167216666267

Abstract

Social dominance orientation (SDO) has been theorized as a stable, early-emerging trait influencing outgroup evaluations, a view supported by evidence from cross-sectional and two-wave longitudinal research. Yet, the limitations of identifying causal paths with cross-sectional and two-wave designs are increasingly being acknowledged. This article presents the first use of multi-wave data to test the over-time relationship between SDO and outgroup affect among young people. We use cross-lagged and latent growth modeling (LGM) of a three-wave data set employing Norwegian adolescents (over 2 years, N = 453) and a five-wave data set with American university students (over 4 years, N = 748). Overall, SDO exhibits high temporal rank-order stability and predicts changes in outgroup affect. This research represents the strongest test to date of SDO’s role as a stable trait that influences the development of prejudice, while highlighting LGM as a valuable tool for social and political psychology.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/psp
Additional Information: © 2016 by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 15:32
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 03:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68690

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