Encouraging majority support for immigrant access to health services:multiple categorization and social identity complexity as antecedents of health equality


Health disparities between groups remain even after accounting for established causes such as structural and economic factors. The present research tested, for the first time, whether multiple social categorization processes can explain enhanced support for immigrant health (measured by respondents’ behavioral intention to support immigrants’ vaccination against A H1N1 disease by cutting regional public funds). Moreover, the mediating role of individualization and the moderating role of social identity complexity were tested. Findings showed that multiple versus single categorization of immigrants lead to support their right to health and confirmed the moderated mediation hypothesis. The potential in developing this sort of social cognitive intervention to address health disparities is discussed.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430216629814
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: health disparities,multiple categorization,social identity complexity,Communication,Cultural Studies,Sociology and Political Science,Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous),Social Psychology
Publication ISSN: 1461-7188
Full Text Link: http://gpi.sage ... ontent/19/4/426
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-07-01
Published Online Date: 2016-02-17
Accepted Date: 2015-12-23
Submitted Date: 2015-06-01
Authors: Prati, Francesca
Crisp, Richard J.
Pratto, Felicia
Rubini, Monica



Version: Accepted Version

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