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dc.contributor.authorFriesen, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-28 18:35:15 (GMT)
dc.date.available2009-08-28 18:35:15 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2009-08-28T18:35:15Z
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/4645
dc.description.abstractWhen people are motivated to justify their socio-political systems they come to view the current status quo as the most desirable status quo--a process termed injunctification (Kay et al., 2009). Here, two studies suggest that injunctification processes can perpetuate gender inequalities in politics. In Study 1, I manipulated the system justification (SJ) motive of 64 female undergraduates and presented information suggesting there are many or few women in federal politics. Participants with their SJ motive heightened and who read there were many women more showed more egalitarian attitudes compared to other conditions. Study 2 (90 female undergraduates) again manipulated the SJ motive and manipulated the status quo about the number of women in politics. Participants with a heightened SJ motive who read there would soon be many women in politics reported more personal political interest, compared to other conditions. Implications for inequality and System Justification Theory are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectsystem justificationen
dc.subjectsocial equalityen
dc.subjectmotivationen
dc.subjectpoliticsen
dc.titleWomen and (dis)interest in government: How the status quo affects attitudes toward female politicians and intentions to participate in politicsen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.comment.hiddenThe "Intention to graduate" form is on its way from Rita Cherkewski in the psychology department.en
dc.pendingfalseen
dc.subject.programPsychologyen
uws-etd.degree.departmentPsychologyen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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