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dc.contributor.authorMelita, Davide 
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Bailón, Rosa María 
dc.contributor.authorWillis, Guillermo B.
dc.identifier.citationMelita, D., Rodríguez‐Bailón, R., & Willis, G. B. (2023). Does income inequality increase status anxiety? Not directly, the role of perceived upward and downward mobility. British Journal of Social Psychology.[DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12641]es_ES
dc.description.abstractStatus anxiety theory posits that higher income inequality leads people to attribute more importance to their socioeconomic status and to worry about the position they occupy on the social ladder. We investigated through two experimental studies (N = 1117) the causal effect of economic inequality on status anxiety and whether expected upward and downward mobility mediates this effect. In Study 1, perceived economic inequality indirectly increased status anxiety through lesser expected upward mobility. In Study 2, perceived economic inequality decreased both expected upward and downward mobility, with opposite indirect effects on status anxiety. This suggests that the relationship between inequality and status anxiety is not straightforward, and could implicate the presence of multiple processes working at the same time— whereas lower expected downward mobility could suppress the effect of inequality, lower expected upward mobility could exacerbate it.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSRA (State Research Agency /10.13039/501100011033) of the Spanish Governmentes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Social Fund (PSI2016-78839-Pes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPID2019-105643GB-I00) and by SRA Grant BES-2017-082707es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectEconomic inequalityes_ES
dc.subjectSocial mobility es_ES
dc.subjectSocioeconomic statuses_ES
dc.subjectStatus anxietyes_ES
dc.titleDoes income inequality increase status anxiety? Not directly, the role of perceived upward and downward mobilityes_ES

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