Group-based discrimination, national identification, and British Muslims’ attitudes toward non-Muslims: the mediating role of perceived identity incompatibility

Hutchison, Paul and Lubna, Shumitha Akhtar and Goncalves-Portelinha, Isabelle and Kamali, Parul and Khan, Noreen (2015) Group-based discrimination, national identification, and British Muslims’ attitudes toward non-Muslims: the mediating role of perceived identity incompatibility. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45 (6). pp. 330-344. ISSN 0021-9029

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Abstract

In two studies, we tested a model in which the perceived (in)compatibility of being British and Muslim (identity incompatibility) was expected to mediate between group-based discrimination and the identifications and attitudes of British Muslims. In Study 1 (N= 76), anti-Muslim discrimination was associated with lower national identification and more negative attitudes toward non-Muslims, and these relationships were mediated by perceived identity incompatibility. In Study 2 (N = 70), we additionally found that anti-Muslim discrimination predicted stronger endorsement of Islamic group rights, and this relationship was also mediated by perceived identity incompatibility. The studies highlight the importance of group-based discrimination in shaping the perceived (in)compatibility of being British and Muslim, and, in turn, the identifications and attitudes of British Muslims.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
200 Religion > 290 Other religions
300 Social sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Hutchison
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 09:11
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1002

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