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Group-based guilt as a predictor of commitment to apology

McGarty, Craig; Pedersen, Anne; Leach, Colin; Mansell, Tamarra; Waller, Julie; Bliuc, Ana-Maria


Whether the Australian government should officially apologize to Indigenous Australians for past wrongs is hotly debated in Australia. The predictors of support amongst non-Indigenous Australians for such an apology were examined in two studies. The first study (N = 164) showed that group-based guilt was a good predictor of support for a government apology, as was the perception that non-Indigenous Australians were relatively advantaged. In the second study (N = 116) it was found that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/014466604X18974


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