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

Mark Bennett, Martyn Barrett, Rauf Karakozov, Giorgi Kipiani, Evanthia Lyons, Valentyna Pavlenko, Tatiana 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
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

    Keywords

    • Attitudes
    • Intergroup processes
    • Ingroup favouritism
    • Prejudice

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    Bennett, M., Barrett, M., Karakozov, R., Kipiani, G., Lyons, E., Pavlenko, V., & Riazanova, T. (2004). Young children's evaluations of the ingroup and of outgroups: A multi-national study. Social Development, 13(1), 124-141. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1467-9507.2004.00260.x