Do We Stand Together? The Role of Perceived Personal and Group Threats in Predicting the Majority's (Un)willingness to Confront Injustice on Behalf of a Minority

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dc.contributor.author Celikkol, Göksu
dc.contributor.author Jasinskaja-Lahti, Inga
dc.contributor.author Renvik, Tuuli Anna
dc.contributor.author Vetik, Raivo
dc.contributor.author Sam, David Lackland
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-14T04:22:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-14T04:22:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-19
dc.identifier.citation Celikkol , G , Jasinskaja-Lahti , I , Renvik , T A , Vetik , R & Sam , D L 2021 , ' Do We Stand Together? The Role of Perceived Personal and Group Threats in Predicting the Majority's (Un)willingness to Confront Injustice on Behalf of a Minority ' , Frontiers in Psychology , vol. 12 , 694044 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.694044
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1199-4421/work/99957685
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6419-5324/work/99957852
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334332
dc.description.abstract Purpose: By utilizing data from Estonia, Finland, and Norway, this study explores how the perceptions of personal and group realistic threats, namely perceived ethnic discrimination and economic insecurity among national majorities, predict their unwillingness to confront injustice on behalf of Russian-speaking minority groups. Background: Previous research on collective action to promote minorities' rights and social standing has focused either on minorities' own actions or factors promoting the willingness of majority group members to engage in collective action on behalf of minorities. In contrast, factors explaining the reluctance of majority group members to engage in collective action on behalf of minority groups have remained less explored. For example, studies have then ignored that the majority members may also feel threatened and may be economically insecure. Furthermore, the possible discrepancy between perceived personal vs. in-group's situation may influence majority group members' (un)willingness to confront injustice on behalf of a minority group. Method: We employed polynomial regression with response surface analysis to analyze data gathered among national majority members in three countries (N = 1,341). Results: Perceived personal and group realistic threats were associated with heightened unwillingness to confront injustice on behalf of the Russian-speaking minority. Furthermore, participants were more unwilling to confront injustice when they perceived more group than personal threat. Conclusion: We found that majority group members' (un)willingness to confront injustice on behalf of the minority is related to how secure they perceive their own and their group status. Our results contribute to previous research by pointing out the important drawbacks of majorities' support for minorities' wish for social change. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in Psychology
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject realistic threats
dc.subject group threats
dc.subject perceived discrimination
dc.subject economic insecurity
dc.subject collective action
dc.subject minority rights
dc.subject RELATIVE DEPRIVATION THEORY
dc.subject SOCIAL IDENTITY MODEL
dc.subject COLLECTIVE ACTION
dc.subject POLYNOMIAL REGRESSION
dc.subject GROUP DISCRIMINATION
dc.subject INTERGROUP CONTACT
dc.subject ATTITUDES
dc.subject IMMIGRANTS
dc.subject GRATIFICATION
dc.subject SOLIDARITY
dc.subject 5144 Social psychology
dc.title Do We Stand Together? The Role of Perceived Personal and Group Threats in Predicting the Majority's (Un)willingness to Confront Injustice on Behalf of a Minority en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Social Psychology
dc.contributor.organization Social Psychologists Studying Intergroup Relations (ESSO)
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Faculty Common Matters
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Open University
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.694044
dc.relation.issn 1664-1078
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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