Research on Status Congruence

The Emergence of Justice
  • Edward E. Sampson
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


The preceding theoretical analysis led me to believe that the attributes of a person’s different status ranks were basically attributes of interpersonal mastery, and that, therefore, status incongruence—existing when the several rank positions a person holds fail to recommend consistent behavioral expectancies—was dissatisfying and troublesome because of the challenge to mastery that it posed. With these thoughts in mind and a good NIMH grant in hand, the natural next step was to devise a series of laboratory experiments that could systematically examine several derivations from this mini-theory (see Sampson, 1969, for a summary of much of this work).


Status Congruence Personal Status Status Hierarchy Psychological Tension Sonal Status 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward E. Sampson
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  1. 1.Wright InstituteBerkeleyUSA

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