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Moving across status lines: low concern for the ingroup and group identification

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Published in Journal of Social Issues. 2015, vol. 71, no. 3, p. 453-475
Abstract This research examines individuals’ concern for the ingroup when they move from a socially disadvantaged inherited background (in terms of gender, ethnicity, and nationality) to a higher social standing through individual achievement. Studies 1– 2 show that the status inconsistency between the disadvantaged and the achieved groups undermines concern for the disadvantaged ingroup. Studies 3–4 demon- strate that this lower concern for the ingroup is concomitant with maintaining the identification with the low-status ingroup and the increase of the identification with the achieved group. These findings suggest that low concern for the ingroup is not explained by a decrease in identification with the disadvantaged, but rather by an increase in identification with the high-status group.
Keywords Social mobilityStatus conflictQueen beeNegotiating identitiesIngroup attitudes
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Other version: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/josi.12123
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Research group Groupe de recherche sur les relations intergroupes et les représentations sociales
Project FNS: N° 100014_149197/1, 2014-2018
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KULICH, Clara, LORENZI-CIOLDI, Fabio, IACOVIELLO, Vincenzo. Moving across status lines: low concern for the ingroup and group identification. In: Journal of Social Issues, 2015, vol. 71, n° 3, p. 453-475. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:99969

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