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Publications [#277947] of Ashleigh S. Rosette

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  1. Rosette, AS; Tost, LP, Perceiving social inequity: when subordinate-group positioning on one dimension of social hierarchy enhances privilege recognition on another., Psychological Science, vol. 24 no. 8 (August, 2013), pp. 1420-1427, ISSN 0956-7976 [doi]
    (last updated on 2022/07/03)

    Researchers have suggested that viewing social inequity as dominant-group privilege (rather than subordinate-group disadvantage) enhances dominant-group members' support for social policies aimed at lessening such inequity. However, because viewing inequity as dominant-group privilege can be damaging to dominant-group members' self-images, this perspective is frequently resisted. In the research reported here, we explored the circumstances that enhance the likelihood of dominant-group members' viewing inequity as privilege. Because social hierarchies have multiple vertical dimensions, individuals may have high status on one dimension but low status on another. We predicted that occupying a subordinate position on one dimension of social hierarchy could enhance perceptions of one's own privilege on a different dimension of hierarchy, but that this tendency would be diminished among individuals who felt they had achieved a particularly high level of success. Results from three studies that considered gender-based and race-based hierarchies in organizational settings supported our hypothesis.

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