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A longitudinal test of secondary transfer effects of negative intergroup contact and mediating processes

Kauff, M.; Kotzur, P.F.; Van Assche, J.; Schäfer, S.J.; van Zalk, M.H.W.; Wagner, U.

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Authors

M. Kauff

J. Van Assche

S.J. Schäfer

M.H.W. van Zalk

U. Wagner



Abstract

Positive intergroup contact has not only been shown to be positively associated with favourable attitudes towards members of the contacted group but also with attitudes towards members of secondary outgroups (secondary transfer effect, STE). Only a few studies have addressed a potential STE of negative intergroup contact (i.e., a generalization of negative contact experiences to secondary outgroups). Furthermore, longitudinal studies on STEs and on underlying mediation processes are lacking. In the present research, we investigated the existence of a STE for negative (and positive) intergroup contact in four longitudinal samples with three (Studies 1a and 1b) and two waves (Studies 2 and 3; Noverall = 2052, time lags between waves 2 to 12 months). Our studies did not provide robust evidence for a STE of negative (and positive) contact, nor for indirect STEs via attitude generalization, ingroup identification or diversity beliefs. We discuss implications and suggest avenues for future research.

Citation

Kauff, M., Kotzur, P., Van Assche, J., Schäfer, S., van Zalk, M., & Wagner, U. (2023). A longitudinal test of secondary transfer effects of negative intergroup contact and mediating processes. European Journal of Social Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2966

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 12, 2023
Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Jun 12, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jun 13, 2023
Journal European Journal of Social Psychology
Print ISSN 0046-2772
Electronic ISSN 1099-0992
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2966
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1170283

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