Collective Narcissism and In-Group Satisfaction Predict Opposite Attitudes Toward Refugees via Attribution of Hostility

Dyduch-Hazar, Karolina; Mrozinski, Blazej and Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka. 2019. Collective Narcissism and In-Group Satisfaction Predict Opposite Attitudes Toward Refugees via Attribution of Hostility. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(1901), [Article]

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We examined whether and why collective narcissism (i.e., resentment for insufficient recognition of the in-group’s importance) versus in-group satisfaction (i.e., a belief that the in-group and one’s membership in it are reasons to be proud) have opposite, unique associations with hostility toward Syrian refugees in Poland. Results of two cross-sectional studies (Study 1, N = 1066 and Study 2, N = 419) converge to indicate that collective narcissism predicts hostility toward Syrian refugees via attributing Syrian refugees with hostile intentions toward Poles. In-group satisfaction is associated with rejection of hostile actions toward Syrian refugees because it decreases hostile attribution bias with regards to Syrian refugees. Thus, being a satisfied member of a national group promotes tolerance toward refugees, while collective narcissism is associated with blaming refugees for provoking the in-group’s hostility.

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This work was supported by a research grant 2017/26/A/HS6/00647 awarded by the National Science Centre to AGZ. The Open Access of this article was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland under the 2019–2022 programme “Regional Initiative of Excellence”, project number 012/RID/2018/19.


collective narcissism, hostile attribution bias, intergroup hostility

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2 August 2019Accepted
4 September 2019Published

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19 Dec 2019 09:16

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