Young children's evaluations of the ingroup and of outgroups: A multi-national study

M. Bennett, M. Barrett, R. Karakozov, G. Kipiani, Evanthia Lyons, V. Pavlenko, T. Riazanova

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Abstract

In investigating intergroup attitudes, previous research in developmental psychology has frequently confounded ingroup favouritism and outgroup derogation. The present study, using unconfounded measures, examines the possibility that ingroup favouritism and outgroup derogation are distinct phenomena. Six-year-old children (n=594) from five, culturally diverse nations were asked to make various evaluations of the national ingroup and of four national outgroups. The data indicate that although there is overwhelming evidence that young children favour the ingroup over other groups, outgroup derogation is limited in extent and appears to reproduce attitudes held by adult members of the particular nations investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-141
Number of pages18
JournalSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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