The effects of prevalent social stereotypes on intergroup attribution

Rachel Ben-Ari, Joseph Schwarzwald, Eveline Horiner-Levi

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The study tested there alternative hypotheses regarding intergroup attribution patterns derived from the ethnocentric, the asymmetrical, and the stereotype-based models of intergroup attribution. Junior high school pupils (284 males and 298 females) from majority and minority groups in Israel were asked to make internal-external attributions regarding three different competencies awarded to an ingroup or outgroup member. The results largely supported the streotype-based model: Members of both groups made internal attributions for stereotype-consistent positive behavior and external attibutions for stereotype-inconsistent positive behavior, for both the ingroup and the outgroup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-500
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1994


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