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Social discrimination in a personnel selection context: The effects of an authority's instruction to discriminate and followers' authoritarianism
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Social discrimination in a personnel-selection context was studied using an in-basket exercise. West German participants had to select personnel from an applicant pool that included West German applicants (in-group members) and East German applicants (out-group members). As predicted, we round a main effect for an authority's instruction to discriminate against out-group members. This main effect was. as predicted, qualified by an Instruction x Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) interaction effect. Only high scorers on RWA discriminated against out-group members when instructed to do so.
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