Noor, M and Quek, J (2022) When An Injured Group’s Socio-Economic Status Signals Forgiveness Expectancy In Perpetrators: The Moderating Role of SDO. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. ISSN 1532-7949

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We investigated whether and when perpetrators might expect to be forgiven as a function of their own social dominance orientation and the injured group’s perceived socio-economic status. In a between-subjects design (N = 298), British participants imagined a realistic scenario in which they would offend members of either a low (Filipinos) or high (Chinese) socio-economic status group. Results revealed no significant differences between low and high socio-economic status conditions among participations with low SDO scores. In contrast, participants with high SDO scores expected the injured group in the low socio-economic status condition to be significantly more forgiving of them than the injured group in the high status condition. These results demonstrate the dynamic role that perceived group characteristics, such as status, and hierarchy-maintaining individual difference can play in shaping forgiveness expectancy among the perpetrator group.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: forgiveness expectations; social dominance; victim power status
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 11:08
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 08:29

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