Does social protest shake people’s justice beliefs? It depends on the level of group identification

Fei TENG, Kai Tak POON, Ye YANG

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Abstract

We examined whether social protests will shake people's justice belief, and its potential mechanisms. Participants were reminded of an occurrence of a social protest (vs. an ordinary event) and their justice belief toward social system as well as attitudes toward the protest was measured. Moreover, participants’ perceived group identification with the protesters was measured in Experiment 1 and manipulated in Experiment 2. The results revealed that participants with greater group identification perceived the social system as more just, and were less supportive of the protest than those with low group identification. The implications of these findings were discussed. Copyright © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
JournalBasic and Applied Social Psychology
Volume38
Issue number5
Early online dateAug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Citation

Teng, F., Poon, K.-T., & Yang, Y. (2016). Does social protest shake people’s justice beliefs? It depends on the level of group identification. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38(5), 269-275.

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