When Agony Begets Zealotry: The Differential Role of Globalization Threats in Mediating the Effect of Competitive Victimhood on Muslims’ Religious Fundamentalism

A. Mashuri, Esti Zaduqisti, Halimatus Sakdiah, Fitri Sukmawati

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    Abstract

    The current investigations examine how globalization signifying either identity threat or realistic threat has a differential role in mediating the effect of competitive victimhood on Muslims’ religious fundamentalism. Study 1 ( N= 119) revealed that identity globalization threat and not realistic globalization threat significantly mediated the effect of competitive victimhood on Muslims’ religious fundamentalism. Study 2 ( N= 155) successfully replicated the finding in Study 1. Moreover, Study 2 also revealed that such mediating role of identity globalization threat was stronger among participants perceiving Muslims as having high than low group entitativity, which refers to the extent to which Muslims as a group are considered to be a one, homogenous collective rather than an aggregation of individuals. Theoretical implications for understanding situational or social factors of Muslims’ religious fundamentalism are discussed, as are strategies to reduce competitive victimhood among members of this religious group.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)200-226
    Number of pages27
    JournalArchive for the Psychology of Religion
    Volume37
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2015

    Keywords

    • competitive victimhood; Muslims’ religious fundamentalism; identity globalization threat; realistic globalization threat; entitativity

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