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Powerholder’s Partiality:


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  • 身内に甘い権力者:社会的勢力感が内集団ひいきの発現に及ぼす影響
  • ミウチ ニ アマイ ケンリョクシャ : シャカイテキ セイリョクカン ガ ナイ シュウダンヒイキ ノ ハツゲン ニ オヨボス エイキョウ
  • A Psychological Effect of Power on In‑group Favoritism

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<p>According to research findings in social psychology and organizational behavior, acquiring power in organization seems to have various influences over manager’s cognitions, affects and behaviors. This paper focuses on powerholder’s partiality. In other words, a relationship between a sense of social power and in-group favoritism (in-group bias) are studied. Combining Social Identity Theory with existing findings on psychological effects of power, the paper hypothesizes that those with high social power tend to overtly favor their in-group or in-group members. To verify this prediction, a psychological experiment was conducted, in which 66 MBA students participated. The hypothesis is supported only among specific participants―Japanese male participants. Some managerial implications from the findings are also discussed.</p>


  • Organizational Science

    Organizational Science 53 (3), 36-48, 2020-03-20

    The Academic Association for Organizational Science


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