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Title: The social costs of extrinsic relative to intrinsic goal pursuits: Their relation with social dominance and racial and ethnic prejudice
Authors: Duriez, Bart ×
Vansteenkiste, Maarten
Soenens, Bart
De Witte, Hans #
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: Blackwell publishing
Series Title: Journal of Personality vol:75 issue:4 pages:757-782
Abstract: Y Self-determination theory's distinction between extrinsic and intrinsic goal pursuits offers a possible explanation for ethnic and racial prejudice. Because extrinsic relative to intrinsic goal pursuits (E/I) stimulate interpersonal competition, they were expected to predict social dominance orientation (SDO), which, in turn, would predict racial and ethnic prejudice. Results of a first cross-sectional study showed that E/I goal pursuits are positively associated with prejudice and that SDO partially mediates this association. In a second longitudinal study, we replicated these results. In addition, however, we found evidence for a reciprocal relationship between E/I goal pursuit and SDO. Moreover, both E/I goal pursuit and SDO had an independent effect on increases in prejudice. Implications of these findings are discussed.
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ISSN: 0022-3506
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Developmental Psychology (-)
Centre for Motivation Psychology (-)
Occupational & Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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