Being tolerated and being discriminated against: Links to psychological well-being through threatened social identity needs
AuthorBağcı Hemşinlioğlu, Sabahat Çiğdem
Piyale, Zeynep Ecem
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CitationBağcı, S. Ç., Verkuyten, M., Koç, Y., Türnüklü, A., Piyale, Z. E. & Bekmezci, E. (2020). Being tolerated and being discriminated against: Links to psychological well-being through threatened social identity needs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(7), 1463 -1477. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2699
We investigated whether and how the experience of being tolerated and of being discriminated against are associated with psychological well-being in three correlational studies among three stigmatized groups in Turkey (LGBTI group members, people with disabilities, and ethnic Kurds, totalN = 862). Perceived threat to social identity needs (esteem, meaning, belonging, efficacy, and continuity) was examined as a mediator in these associations. Structural equation models showed evidence for the detrimental role of both toleration and discrimination experiences on positive and negative psychological well-being through higher levels of threatened social identity needs. A mini-meta analysis showed small to moderate effect sizes and toleration was associated with lower positive well-being through threatened needs among all three stigmatized groups.
SourceEuropean Journal of Social Psychology
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