Fate control and ingroup bias in donation for the fight with the coronavirus pandemic: The mediating role of risk perception of COVID-19

Wen-Qiao LI, Man Wai LI, Da JIANG, Shuang LIU

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Abstract

Ingroup bias could be a significant hindrance in a context where intergroup collaboration is crucial, which makes it essential to investigate ingroup bias during pandemics. This research investigated the influence of individuals' belief in fate control on ingroup bias in helping with COVID-19, and the mediating role of risk perception of COVID-19. To test our hypothesis, we analyzed the data from a community sample (n = 318) collected at the initial stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in China. We found that fate control was positively associated with ingroup bias in donation to the patients with COVID-19 and the frontline healthcare professionals. Moreover, the mediating role of risk perception of COVID-19 was significant. A higher level of fate control was associated with higher risk perception of COVID-19, which was, in turn, related to stronger ingroup bias in donation across individuals. These findings highlight the substantial role of general worldview in shaping individuals' responses to pandemics. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Article number110456
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume171
Early online date13 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Citation

Li, W.-Q., Li, L. M. W., Jiang, D., & Liu, S. (2021). Fate control and ingroup bias in donation for the fight with the coronavirus pandemic: The mediating role of risk perception of COVID-19. Personality and Individual Differences, 171. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110456

Keywords

  • Social axioms
  • Fate control
  • Ingroup bias
  • Donation
  • COVID-19

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