Effects of victimization on the belief in a just world in four ex-Yugoslavian countries

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Title
Effects of victimization on the belief in a just world in four ex-Yugoslavian countries
Journal
Social Justice Research
Author(s)
Fasel R, Spini D
ISSN
0885-7466 (Print1573-6725)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
23
Number
1
Pages
17-36
Language
english
Abstract
Levels of support for just world beliefs among young adults (N = 598) from four ex-Yugoslavian countries-Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Slovenia-were compared, taking into account victimization experiences and the general belief in a just world. Being a victim affected an individual's belief in a just world in the two less economically favored contexts: Victims of exclusion in Macedonia and victims of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina were less likely to believe in a just world than non-victims. These victimization variables partly explained why the mean scores of these two countries were less than those of the two others. A deleterious effect of cumulative negative events on belief in a just world was identified, in parallel with a lower endorsement of the belief when the first victimization occurred more recently.
Keywords
Belief in a just world, War, Economic precariousness, Victimization, Cross-cultural comparison
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Yes
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29/04/2010 16:38
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01/10/2019 6:18
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