Out-group value incongruence and intergroup attitude: The roles of common identity and multiculturalism

Yanjun Guan, Maykel Verkuyten, Helene Hoi lam Fung, Michael Harris Bond, Xiaohua Sylvia Chen, Charles Ching hai Chan

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This research was designed to examine the moderation roles of common social identity and multiculturalism on the established relationship between Mainland Chinese's perceived value incongruence with Hong Kong Chinese and their negative attitude towards Hong Kong Chinese. A survey study was conducted among 202 college students in Mainland China and the results showed Mainland Chinese's value incongruence with Hong Kong Chinese significantly predicted their negative intergroup attitude. In addition, the results also revealed that among participants with high identification with the super-ordinate Chinese national group, this negative relation was significantly weaker than those with low Chinese identification. In addition, among participants with high multiculturalism endorsement, the relation between value incongruence and intergroup attitude was significantly weaker than those with low level of multiculturalism. Implications of this research and future directions were discussed based on these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-385
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011


  • Intergroup attitude
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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