The belief in a just world and perceptions of discrimination.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
We examined the relationship between the belief in a just world and frequency of self-reported acts of personal discrimination. American adults with a strong belief in a just world reported fewer acts of personal discrimination against themselves than those with a weak belief in a just world. Among the various domains of discrimination, the belief in a just world correlated most strongly with religious discrimination. People with a strong belief in a just world felt that they would be less likely to provide special programs and funding based solely on a person's age; they did not feel that age discrimination was prevalent in American society.
- Lipkus, IM; Siegler, IC
- July 1993
Volume / Issue
- 127 / 4
Start / End Page
- 465 - 474
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States