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ERIC Number: EJ928180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
Intergroup Conflict in Russia: Testing the Group Position Model
Minescu, Anca; Poppe, Edwin
Social Psychology Quarterly, v74 n2 p166-191 Jun 2011
The group position model (Blumer 1958; Bobo and Tuan 2006) assumes that attempting to secure a privileged position for the ingroup is a main determinant of perceived intergroup conflict. This assumption is tested with survey data collected in 1999 and 2000 among eight titular groups in autonomous republics of the Russian Federation. The survey included an experiment that was aimed at disentangling the effects of perceived threat and the fear of outgroup encroachment (growing outgroup influence). The findings indicate that more conflict was perceived when the ingroup was larger (corresponding to stronger entitlement claims to privilege), especially among those who felt more threatened. This association was further strengthened among those whose fear of outgroup encroachment was made salient. This study shows the relevance of the group position model in understanding perceived intergroup conflict among national minority groups with a local privileged status. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Russia