Belief in a just world or self-serving strategy?

Laurent Begue1, Vincent Fumey2
1University of Grenoble, France
2University of Provence, France
Cite this article:  Begue, L., & Fumey, V. (2000). Belief in a just world or self-serving strategy? Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 28(2), 119-124.

Volume 28 Issue 2 | e1014 | Published: April 2000 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2000.28.2.119

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This study was conducted to examine the role of the individual’s social power on endorsement of belief in a just world in the social domain. We hypothesized that the greater social power an individual has, the stronger the belief s/he will have in a just world. One hundred participants of low or high socioeconomic status were randomly given low or high diagnosis of their social power after having completed a test which was presented as an evaluation of their actual and future social power in the socioprofessional domain. Results showed that those with low socioeconomic status believed that the world was less just in the low social power diagnosis condition than in the high one, while the belief in a just world of those with high socioeconomic status was not significantly affected by the experimental design.

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