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Perceived social structural relations and group stereotypes: A test of the Stereotype Content Model in Malaysia

Janssens, Heleen and Verkuyten, Maykel and Khan, Aqeel (2015) Perceived social structural relations and group stereotypes: A test of the Stereotype Content Model in Malaysia. Asian Journal Of Social Psychology, 18 (1). pp. 52-61. ISSN 1367-2223

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12077

Abstract

Using data from two studies, the current research tests the Stereotype Content Model (SCM) within a Malaysian context using Chinese and ethnic Malay participants. The aim of the research is to examine the theoretical underpinnings of the SCM in a new context by investigating the role of aspects of the perceived social structure that have not been considered previously. In line with the SCM it is found that the two dimensions of warmth and competence underlie in-group and out-group stereotypes in Malaysia. In addition, the in-group was evaluated more positively than the out-group on both dimensions. Furthermore, perceived economic social status rather than cultural or power status was related to out-group competence (Study 1), and to out-group warmth (Studies 1 and 2). Higher perceived economic competition was weakly and not consistently associated with less out-group warmth, and political competition was not related to warmth.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malaysia, social structure, stereotypes
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58775
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:25 Apr 2017 12:34

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