Category: Dominance

  • Social status and the academic achievement gap: A social dominance perspective

    1/1/01 - Van Laar, Colette, Sidanius, Jim

    In this paper the authors sketch several mechanisms by which low social status is transformed into low academic performance. Using the perspective of social dominance theory, the authors review 3 processes by which this transformation takes place. These processes include (1) the effects of lower economic, cultural, and social capital; (2) the effects of personal and institutional discrimination; and (3) reactions to low social status by members of low status groups. It is argued that members...

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