Own Group Oppression, Other Group Oppression, and Perspective Taking

  • Eunju Yoon
  • Jennifer Moulton
  • Gihane Jeremie-Brink
  • Meghan Hansen
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

This survey research examined the relationship of awareness of own versus awareness of other group oppression across sexism, racism, and homonegativity, by including perspective taking (PT) as a moderator. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that awareness of sexism (own group oppression) predicted awareness of racism (other group oppression) in a sample of 116 European American females (Study 1), whereas awareness of racism (own group oppression) did not predict awareness of homonegativity (other group oppression) in a sample of 113 U.S. racial minorities (Study 2). High PT, compared to low PT, did not predict a stronger relationship between awareness of own and awareness of other group oppression. Post-hoc speculation on the role of PT in intergroup relations and implications for research and counseling are discussed.

Keywords

Oppression Intergroup relation Perspective taking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eunju Yoon
    • 1
  • Jennifer Moulton
    • 1
  • Gihane Jeremie-Brink
    • 1
  • Meghan Hansen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Counseling Psychology ProgramLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Psychology ProgramIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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