The aim of the present study was to examine the role of out-group threats in fostering one-group perceptions directly and indirectly via post-traumatic stress symptoms in the aftermath of a natural disaster.We also tested whether these relationships differ depending on the ethnic group of belonging (majority vs. minority). Participants were 589 Italians and 122 immigrants from a region strongly affected by the earthquakes that struck Northern Italy in 2012. Results revealed that among Italians threat stemming from negative out-group behaviour was associated positively with post-traumatic stress symptoms and negatively with perceptions of being a common group with immigrant survivors. Among immigrants, threat posed by the out-group for economic resources was positively associated with post-traumatic stress symptoms and, indirectly, with higher one-group perceptions.

Out-group threats and distress as antecedents of common in-group identity among majority and minority group members in the aftermath of a natural disaster / Vezzali, Loris; Versari, Annalisa; Cadamuro, Alessia; Trifiletti, Elena; Di Bernardo, Gian Antonio. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0020-7594. - 53:(2018), pp. 417-425. [10.1002/ijop.12406]

Out-group threats and distress as antecedents of common in-group identity among majority and minority group members in the aftermath of a natural disaster

VEZZALI, Loris;VERSARI, Annalisa;CADAMURO, Alessia;DI BERNARDO, GIAN ANTONIO
2018

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the role of out-group threats in fostering one-group perceptions directly and indirectly via post-traumatic stress symptoms in the aftermath of a natural disaster.We also tested whether these relationships differ depending on the ethnic group of belonging (majority vs. minority). Participants were 589 Italians and 122 immigrants from a region strongly affected by the earthquakes that struck Northern Italy in 2012. Results revealed that among Italians threat stemming from negative out-group behaviour was associated positively with post-traumatic stress symptoms and negatively with perceptions of being a common group with immigrant survivors. Among immigrants, threat posed by the out-group for economic resources was positively associated with post-traumatic stress symptoms and, indirectly, with higher one-group perceptions.
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Out-group threats and distress as antecedents of common in-group identity among majority and minority group members in the aftermath of a natural disaster / Vezzali, Loris; Versari, Annalisa; Cadamuro, Alessia; Trifiletti, Elena; Di Bernardo, Gian Antonio. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0020-7594. - 53:(2018), pp. 417-425. [10.1002/ijop.12406]
Vezzali, Loris; Versari, Annalisa; Cadamuro, Alessia; Trifiletti, Elena; DI BERNARDO, GIAN ANTONIO
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