We believe in your conspiracy if we distrust you: the role of intergroup distrust in structuring the effect of Islamic identification, competitive victimhood, and group incompatibility on belief in a conspiracy theory

Mashuri, Ali and Zaduqisti, Esti (2014) We believe in your conspiracy if we distrust you: the role of intergroup distrust in structuring the effect of Islamic identification, competitive victimhood, and group incompatibility on belief in a conspiracy theory. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 4 (11). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

This study examined how distrust towards an out-group believed to be an actor of a conspiracy theory moderates the role of Islamic identification, group incompatibility and competitive victimhood in explaining belief in said conspiracy. The contextual background we used to verify this idea is the belief in a conspiracy theory among Indonesian Muslims about the involvement of Western countries behind terrorism in Indonesia. More precisely, we found only among Muslim participants with high distrust towards Western people that Islamic identification and group incompatibility positively predicted the perception that Muslims, more than other religious groups, are the victim of the Western people and the belief in a theory that these people have conspired to create terrorism in Indonesia. We also hypothesized and found that competitive victimhood significantly mediated the effects of Islamic identification and group incompatibility on the belief in a conspiracy theory. However, in line with the prediction, these mediation roles of victimhood were obtained only among participants with high distrust. We discussed these findings with reference to theoretical and practical implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic identification, group incompatibility, competitive victimhood, belief in a conspiracy theory, intergroup distrust, terrorism in Indonesia
Subjects: 100 PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY (FILSAFAT DAN PSIKOLOGI) > 110 Metaphysics/Metafisika > 116.84 Good and Evil/Kebaikan dan Kejahatan
300 SOCIAL SCIENCE ( ILMU SOSIAL ) > 360 Social Problems and Services (Permasalahan dan Kesejahteraan Sosial) > 364.1 Criminal Offenses/Tindakan Kriminal, Kejahatan
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin Adab dan Dakwah > Jurusan Bimbingan dan Konseling Islam
Depositing User: Junaeti Aqin
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 03:14
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 03:16
URI: http://repository.iainpekalongan.ac.id/id/eprint/347

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