Being tolerated and being discriminated against: Links to psychological well-being through threatened social identity needs


Bagci S. C., Verkuyten M., Koc Y., TÜRNÜKLÜ A., PİYALE Z. E., Bekmezci E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol.50, no.7, pp.1463-1477, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ejsp.2699
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, PASCAL, ATLA Religion Database, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1463-1477
  • Keywords: discrimination, psychological well-being, social identity needs, stigma, toleration, PERCEIVED DISCRIMINATION, GROUP IDENTIFICATION, OUTGROUP ATTITUDES, ETHNIC-IDENTITY, MODERATING ROLE, SELF-ESTEEM, CONSEQUENCES, HEALTH, STIGMA, TURKEY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.