File(s) not publicly available
Precursors and mediators of intergroup reconciliation in Northern Ireland: a new model.
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 17:55 authored by Masi Noor, Rupert Brown, Garry Prentice
We examined social psychological factors contributing to the restoration of the intergroup relationship between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. A theoretical model of reconciliation orientation (ROM) was developed, with intergroup forgiveness and subjective evaluation of past violence as the main precursors of that orientation. Data from a Northern Irish sample (N=318) validated and extended the model. Forgiveness and evaluation of past violence were predicted by `competitive victimhood' (a belief in having suffered more than the out-group), negatively and positively, respectively. These associations were fully accounted for by the strength of identification with the in-group and trust in the out-group. Empathy functioned mainly as a direct predictor of forgiveness. The theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed.
JournalBritish Journal of Social Psychology
Department affiliated with
- Psychology Publications
Full text available