Perspective-taking and outgroup helping: The moderating role of warmth impression and outgroup status

Author/s:

Mashuri, Ali*
Department of Psychology, University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia (alimashuri76@ub.ac.id)

Zaduqisti, Esti
STAIN Pekalongan, Indonesia (zadqisty@yahoo.com)

Supriyono, Yoyon
Department of Psychology, University of Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia (yoyon@ub.ac.id)

Abstract:

This study intended to investigate the effect of perspective-taking on outgroup helping, with warmth impression and outgroup status serving as the moderating variables. Data from this study (n = 201) provided full support for all hypotheses specified. Warmth impression, perspective-taking, and outgroup status turned out to have significant main effects on outgroup helping. Two-way interaction effects between perspective-taking and warmth impression (perspective-taking x warmth impression) as well as perspective-taking and outgroup status (perspective-taking x outgroup status) on outgroup helping were also significant. Finally, as predicted, outgroup helping was significantly affected by a three-way interaction of perspective-taking, warmth impression and outgroup status. Both theoretical and practical implications for these findings were discussed.

Keywords: perspective-taking; outgroup helping; warmth impression; outgroup status

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2012.238

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