When groups perceive the discrimination they receive as legitimate: Consequences for well-being and collective action (2009–2011)

Despite the fact that there are many forms of discrimination that are perceived as legitimate, existing studies on coping with discrimination have been limited to contexts in which discrimination is perceived as illegitimate. The proposed research addresses this gap and aims (a) to increase our understanding of discrimination that is appraised as legitimate, and (b) to explore effects on group action and well-being. The research will help to develop a comprehensive theoretical model of coping with legitimate discrimination. Its significance lies in providing the first examination of the hidden well-being consequences of exposure to legitimate forms of discrimination.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council