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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lipkus, IM; Siegler, IC

Published Date

  • July 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 127 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 474

PubMed ID

  • 8254564

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3980

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00223980.1993.9915583


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States