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The relationship between social status and the components of agency

Abstract : Building on the two fundamental dimensions of social judgment distinguishing communion from agency, the purpose of the present work was to show that the strength of the relationship between social status and agency depends on specific component at issue: assertiveness, competence and effort. Four experimental studies were conducted using two complementary paradigms. In Studies 1 and 2, we manipulated social status and participants had to rate the target on competence, assertiveness, and effort. In Studies 3 and 4, we reversed the design. Results consistently showed that social status was primarily related to assertiveness, somewhat related to competence, and only slightly related to effort. The present research provides a better understanding of how the dimensions of social judgment are used to explain differences in social status.
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Eva Louvet, Laurent Cambon, Isabelle Milhabet, Odile Rohmer. The relationship between social status and the components of agency. Journal of Social Psychology, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), In press, ⟨10.1080/00224545.2018.1441795⟩. ⟨hal-01881506⟩



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