Outgroup prosocial giving during childhood: The role of ingroup preference and outgroup attitudes in a divided society

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Title: Outgroup prosocial giving during childhood: The role of ingroup preference and outgroup attitudes in a divided society
Authors: Shamoa-Nir, LipazRazpurker-Apfeld, IreneDautel, JocelynTaylor, Laura K.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11830
Date: 6-Jul-2020
Online since: 2021-01-13T11:27:46Z
Abstract: Amid protracted conflict, children are raised in divided contexts which shape the development of their intergroup attitudes and behaviors. Social Identity Development Theory (SIDT) suggests that ingroup preference may contribute to more negative outgroup attitudes and behaviors in middle childhood. In such contexts, ingroup favoritism may shape resource distribution, a key indicator of prosocial behavior. This study examined the predictors of resource distribution among 387 children (age: M=9.59, SD=2.34) of majority (Jewish) and minority (Arab-Muslim) groups in Israel. Rooted in SIDT, a multiple-group chain mediation found that the effect of age on outgroup prosocial giving was serially mediated by the child’s ingroup symbol preference and negative outgroup attitudes. The mediation held across both majority and minority groups, highlighting the underlying developmental process of prosocial giving across group lines in a divided society.
Funding Details: British Psychological Society
Zefat Academic College internal institutional grant
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Sage
Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Development
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: Outgroup prosocial behaviorIntergroup behaviorResource distributionChildren
DOI: 10.1177/0165025420935619
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0165-0254
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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