Can social dominance orientation predict intergroup hostility and aggression in South Africa?: testing the applicability of the SDO7(s) scale

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-18T12:15:09Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-18T12:15:09Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/18881
dc.description.abstract What role does social dominance orientation theory play in explaining anti-immigrant violence in the South African context? Despite its popularity, studies of intergroup conflict in South Africa have tended to ignore the role of social dominance orientation theory in predicting aggression against minority groups. The article explores this role by examining whether a social dominance orientation can act as a determinant of mass opinion on, and personal engagement in, violence against foreign nationals in a large heterogeneous population. The impact of social dominance orientation will be assessed using the SDO7(s) Scale. Data from the 2018 round of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (N=2885) was utilised for this study. Rejection of group-based dominance and a preference for outgroup inclusion was found to be quite normative among the general public. Social dominance orientation proves to be a valid correlate of hostility against foreign nationals. The present study demonstrated that a social dominance orientation was positively associated with individual participation in anti-immigrant violence. In addition, the study showed that the SDO7(s) was negatively correlated with both positive contact with foreign nationals and a welcoming predisposition towards this group. The research demonstrates the applicability of the SDO7(s) Scale in a South African context. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject ANTI-IMMIGRANT VIOLENCE en
dc.subject IMMIGRATION en
dc.subject SOCIAL INCLUSION en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS) en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE en
dc.title Can social dominance orientation predict intergroup hostility and aggression in South Africa?: testing the applicability of the SDO7(s) scale en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume December en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Psychology en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12245 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 13625 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S.L. (2021) Can social dominance orientation predict intergroup hostility and aggression in South Africa?: testing the applicability of the SDO7(s) scale. South African Journal of Psychology. December:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S.L. en


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