We thank Steven Ball, Dawn Weatherford, and two anonymous reviewers for comments on earlier versions of this paper.
How we frame the message of globalization matters
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2013
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 43, Issue 8, pages 1599–1607, August 2013
How to Cite
Snider, J. S., Reysen, S. and Katzarska-Miller, I. (2013), How we frame the message of globalization matters. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43: 1599–1607. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12111
- Issue published online: 13 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2013
We examine the effect of framing globalization either negatively or positively on students' emotions, perceptions, and endorsed behaviors. Participants read about the job market becoming more competitive (negative), more culturally diverse (positive), or no information was given. The results show that framing globalization negatively lowered felt positive emotion, identification with university and global citizenship identities, endorsement of pro-social values, and increased the desire to reject outgroups and strengthen the ingroup, than when globalization was framed positively. The relationship between message framing and pro-social values (e.g., valuing diversity) was mediated by global citizenship, but not university identification. Implications for global citizenship education and global citizenship identity are discussed.