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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 193 journals)
Journal of Social Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84)
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Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Partner Abuse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription  
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 1)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Studies of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access  
Sociedade em Debate     Open Access  
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
SourceOCDE Questions sociales/Migrations/Sante     Full-text available via subscription  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sozialer Fortschritt     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Tempo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transnational Social Review     Hybrid Journal  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik: zfhr     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover   Social Justice Research
  [SJR: 0.414]   [H-I: 30]   [11 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1573-6725 - ISSN (Online) 0885-7466
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2302 journals]
  • Insidious Procedures: Diversity Awards Legitimize Unfair Organizational
    • Abstract: Abstract Does the presence (versus absence) of an organizational diversity award increase the perceived fairness of biased personnel procedures? Participants examined fair or unfair personnel procedures at a company that had received a diversity award or an award unrelated to diversity. When the company had received a diversity award (versus a control award), participants perceived the unfair personnel procedure as fairer for minorities, and White participants were more supportive of enacting the biased procedure. These findings suggest that organizations perceived as successfully supporting diversity might be afforded particular legitimacy to enact policies and procedures that disadvantage the very groups they are perceived as valuing.
      PubDate: 2015-05-22
  • Forging Political Will from a Shared Vision: A Critical Social Justice
           Agenda Against Neoliberalism and Other Systems of Domination
    • Abstract: Abstract Due to pervasive inequalities and inequities in society, many people have a difficult time envisaging a just society, let alone how to go about actualizing such an aspiration. A critical reflection on the concept of a just society and the role that community psychologists and other advocates can play in upholding a critical social justice agenda in their research and civic engagement, particularly against neoliberalism and other systems of domination, is discussed. As part of a proffered framework, four tasks are proposed to fulfil the role: (1) raising public critical consciousness, (2) convincing people of the possibility of change, (3) creating a vision shared by the community, and (4) forging a political will from the shared vision. Accompanying strategies are provided in the discussion of each of the tasks of the suggested framework.
      PubDate: 2015-05-01
  • Reality and Perception: Power and Paranoia Within the Political Sphere
    • PubDate: 2015-03-24
  • Analyzing Relative Deprivation in Relation to Deservingness, Entitlement
           and Resentment
    • Abstract: Abstract This article relates relative deprivation (RD) theory to a program of research that began with studies of observers’ judgments of “tall poppies” or high-status people and that subsequently focused on perceived deservingness and its relation to discrete emotions. The article reviews early and more recent research from this program and its theoretical basis. The author proposes some implications for RD theory that include a more detailed consideration of how deservingness and entitlement might affect RD at the individual and group levels; how resentment relates to perceived deservingness; how other discrete emotions might blend with resentment; how the analysis could be extended to relative advantage; how to account for the role of envy; and the need to develop a motivational analysis for the link between RD and possible outcomes of RD such as collective action. The author concludes that ideas from deservingness theory have much to offer future developments in RD theory and research.
      PubDate: 2015-03-05
  • Expanding the Horizons of Social Justice Research: Three Essays on Justice
    • PubDate: 2015-02-28
  • The Downside of Being Up: A New Look at Group Relative Gratification and
           Traditional Prejudice
    • Abstract: Abstract In two experiments, we examine the moderating effect of the legitimacy and the stability of the advantaged in-group status on the relationship between measures of group relative gratification (GRG) and traditional prejudice among members of a structurally advantaged group. In Study 1, 133 participants learned that their advantaged in-group status was based on legitimate or illegitimate grounds. As expected, when participants learned of the legitimate status of their in-group, GRG was associated with the endorsement of traditional prejudice. In Study 2, 188 participants learned that their advantaged in-group status was expected to remain stable or to fluctuate. As predicted, when participants were alerted to the decline in the privileged status of the in-group, GRG was positively associated with traditional prejudice. These findings illuminate the ways in which members of advantaged groups perpetuate intergroup inequities and point to a fuller, more nuanced conceptualization of system stability.
      PubDate: 2015-02-17
  • Social Change in Mongolia and South Africa: The Impact of Relative
           Deprivation Trajectory and Group Status on Well-Being and Adjustment to
    • Abstract: Abstract During times of profound social change, people’s psychological well-being is related to their assessment of their path from the past to the future [temporal relative deprivation (RD)]. A first survey conducted in Mongolia (n = 480) and data from a representative population survey conducted in South Africa (n = 2,711) are used to explore whether the status of one’s group during a time of dramatic social change moderates the relationship between temporal RD and well-being. Black South Africans and Mongolians (low-status group members) reported the highest well-being if they reported RD levels would decrease over time (even higher than group members who reported low but steady levels of RD). However, White South Africans (high-status group members) reported the lowest levels of well-being if they reported high and steady levels of RD (even in comparison with group members who reported that RD levels would increase over time). The implications of these different patterns and directions for future research are proposed.
      PubDate: 2015-02-14
  • Injustice in School and Students’ Emotions, Well-Being, and
           Behavior: A Longitudinal study
    • Abstract: Abstract School can be regarded as an important factor in the development of children’s values and attitudes. Given this great importance of justice experiences for students’ development, this study aimed at examining the influence of perceived injustice in school on students’ emotions, well-being, and behavior with an experimental longitudinal design. In total, 196 students participated in this study and came to the university with their classes to receive extra teaching once a week for six consecutive weeks. To manipulate justice perceptions, a scenario of arbitrary privilege was chosen to lead students of the experimental group to experience injustice from a beneficiary perspective. We found that students in the experimental group reported higher well-being and a higher appreciation of the opportunity to learn than the control group did. Additionally, they showed an increase in justice-related negative emotions over time; that is, they expressed more of a bad conscience and stronger feelings of anger the more they became aware of their privilege. This study shows that even subtle experiences of injustice in school can have an impact on students’ outcomes. These results are discussed with regard to practical implications.
      PubDate: 2015-02-08
  • The Unfulfillable Promise of Meritocracy: Three Lessons and Their
           Implications for Justice in Education
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper draws on a literature in sociology, psychology and economics that has extensively documented the unfulfilled promise of meritocracy in education. I argue that the lesson learned from this literature is threefold: (1) educational institutions in practice significantly distort the ideal meritocratic process; (2) opportunities for merit are themselves determined by non-meritocratic factors; (3) any definition of merit must favor some groups in society while putting others at a disadvantage. Taken together, these conclusions give reason to understand meritocracy not just as an unfulfilled promise, but as an unfulfillable promise. Having problematized meritocracy as an ideal worth striving for, I argue that the pervasiveness of meritocratic policies in education threatens to crowd out as principles of justice, need and equality. As such, it may pose a barrier rather than a route to equality of opportunity. Furthermore, meritocratic discourse legitimates societal inequalities as justly deserved such as when misfortune is understood as personal failure. The paper concludes by setting a research agenda that asks how citizens come to hold meritocratic beliefs; addresses the persistence of (unintended) meritocratic imperfections in schools; analyzes the construction of a legitimizing discourse in educational policy; and investigates how education selects and labels winners and losers.
      PubDate: 2015-01-11
  • Advances in Relative Deprivation Theory and Research
    • Abstract: Abstract The focus of this special issue is relative deprivation (RD): the judgment that one or one’s group is worse off compared to some standard accompanied by feelings of anger and resentment. This collection of seven papers demonstrates the range of the new thinking and research about RD, and they include data from an impressive variety of participants—including Canadians (both French- and English-speakers), Dutch, the Maoris of New Zealand, Mongols, Singaporeans, and South Africans (both Blacks and Whites). These seven papers show that if RD, and its counterpart, relative gratification, are defined carefully, at the right level of analysis and employed within larger theoretical models, the concept offers invaluable insight to how people respond to often dramatic changes in their objective circumstances.
      PubDate: 2015-01-08
  • Grievance Formation in Times of Transition: South Africa 1994–2000
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper is an exploration of grievance formation among black and white South Africans during the transition years from 1994 to 2000. Representative samples of black and white South Africans were surveyed annually. Respondents were asked about their objective circumstances and their (dis)satisfaction with their personal situation and the situation of the group with which they identified most strongly. Black South Africans reported higher levels of personal grievance in comparison with white South Africans, but white South Africans reported higher levels of group grievance in comparison with black South Africans. Respondents’ race and class predicted their levels of satisfaction, but over the 7 years of the study, race became a less important predictor and class became a more important predictor. However, grievances—at the individual and the group level—are mostly determined by comparisons, especially comparisons with others that people perceive to be in a better position.
      PubDate: 2015-01-03
  • Counter Cross-Cultural Priming and Relative Deprivation: The Role of
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper uses cross-cultural comparisons and comparisons obtained by experimental manipulation to examine how cultural and contextual factors influence responses to personal and group relative deprivation. Two studies were conducted, one in an individualistic country (The Netherlands) and one in a collectivistic country (Singapore). One way to examine the influence of the assumed cultural differences in individualism–collectivism is to assign participants to the conditions that elicit “countercultural” psychological states, that is, conditions that prime collectivistic mindsets in the Netherlands and individualistic mindsets in Singapore. Results show that cross-cultural differences have reliable effects on responses to relative deprivation and gratification. Furthermore, findings in the countercultural (experimental) conditions meaningfully differed from those observed in the control conditions in which participants were exposed to neutral stimulus materials. This suggests that cultural mindsets are not fixed, and that countercultural priming can be used to study cross-cultural and contextual differences with high levels of internal validity.
      PubDate: 2014-12-23
  • Predicting Protests by Disadvantaged Skilled Immigrants: A Test of an
           Integrated Social Identity, Relative Deprivation, Collective Efficacy
           (SIRDE) Model
    • Abstract: Abstract In Canada, skilled immigrants with foreign credentials tend to experience difficulty in obtaining a suitable job in their chosen profession. This is because employers do not recognize the full value of such qualifications. We used structural equation modeling to test a social identity, relative deprivation, collective efficacy model in a prospective study of a sample of skilled immigrants (N = 234) disadvantaged by this “credentialing” problem. In this model, variables measured at time 1 successfully predicted participation in protest actions during the following 4 months, measured at time 2. First, we conceptualized the affective component of collective relative deprivation (CRD) as (i) the perception of discrimination by the majority group and (ii) the emotional reaction of anger, resentment and frustration in response to that discrimination. The results suggested that the latter positively influenced participation in protest actions but, unexpectedly, the former had the opposite effect. Second, the evidence suggested that respondents’ identification with Canada, but not their cultural group, indirectly influenced such participation through collective efficacy and the two components of affective CRD. Third, the novel hypothesis that status insecurity mediates the relationship between cognitive CRD and the two components of affective CRD was supported. Finally, the results suggest that collective efficacy was a strong and direct determinant of participation in protest actions. The implications of these results for the development of an integrated social psychological theory that can predict participation in political protests are discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-12-19
  • Opposing Paths to Ideology: Group-Based Relative Deprivation Predicts
           Conservatism Through Warmth Toward Ingroup and Outgroup Members
    • Abstract: Abstract Group-based relative deprivation (GRD) is a critical predictor of support for social change. Because resistance to change and acceptance of inequality are core features of a conservative ideology, we predicted that GRD would negatively correlate with conservatism. Moreover, given the central role affect plays in bridging the association between experiences with inequality and group-based responses, we expected that this hypothesized relationship would be mediated by intergroup emotions. We tested these hypotheses in a large national sample of Māori (N = 685)—the indigenous peoples of New Zealand. As predicted, GRD was indirectly associated with conservatism through participants’ warmth toward the majority outgroup (i.e., New Zealand Europeans) and the minority ingroup (i.e., Māori): whereas GRD was negatively correlated with warmth toward outgroup members, GRD was positively correlated with warmth toward the ingroup. In turn, warmth toward the (a) outgroup and (b) ingroup was positively and negatively associated with conservatism, respectively. Similar results were obtained when replacing conservatism with participants’ (a) satisfaction with the government and (b) support for New Zealand’s main center-right political party. Our findings demonstrate the complex relationship between GRD and political beliefs, while also highlighting the crucial role of emotions in connecting GRD with group-based attitudes.
      PubDate: 2014-12-19
  • Social Justice and the Ethics of Resistance: A Review Essay
    • PubDate: 2014-11-19
  • Another Look at Moral Foundations Theory: Do Authoritarianism and Social
           Dominance Orientation Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences in
           “Moral” Intuitions?
    • Abstract: Abstract Moral foundations theorists propose that the moral domain should include not only “liberal” ethics of justice and care but also ostensibly “conservative” concerns about the virtues of ingroup loyalty, obedience to authority, and enforcement of purity standards. This proposal clashes with decades of research in political psychology connecting the latter set of characteristics to “the authoritarian personality.” We demonstrate that liberal-conservative differences in moral intuitions are statistically mediated by authoritarianism and social dominance orientation, so that conservatives’ greater valuation of ingroup, authority, and purity concerns is attributable to higher levels of authoritarianism, whereas liberals’ greater valuation of fairness and harm avoidance is attributable to lower levels of social dominance. We also find that ingroup, authority, and purity concerns are positively associated with intergroup hostility and support for discrimination, whereas concerns about fairness and harm avoidance are negatively associated with these variables. These findings might lead some to question the wisdom and appropriateness of efforts to “broaden” scientific conceptions of morality in such a way that preferences based on authoritarianism and social dominance are treated as moral—rather than amoral or even immoral—and suggest that the explicit goal of incorporating conservative ideology into the study of moral psychology (in order to increase ideological diversity) may lead researchers astray.
      PubDate: 2014-11-16
  • Balance Without Equality: Just World Beliefs, the Gay Affluence Myth, and
           Support for Gay Rights
    • Abstract: Abstract The harmfulness of negative stereotypes toward gay and lesbian people has been established, but the effect of positive stereotypes has not been thoroughly examined. Gay and lesbian Americans continue to struggle against interpersonal and institutionalized discrimination, yet many people do not see them as a politically disadvantaged group, and voter support for gay rights has been inconsistent and somewhat unpredictable. Drawing on previous research regarding reactions to disadvantaged and advantaged targets, we examined the social cognitive underpinnings of support for gay rights. After accounting for general anti-gay attitudes and degree of religious affiliation, we found that global endorsement of just world beliefs negatively predicted support for gay rights, and that this effect was mediated by an inclination to perceive discrimination against gay and lesbian people as less of an issue in American society. Additionally, we found that endorsement of the ‘gay affluence’ stereotype also negatively predicted support of gay rights, particularly among non-student adults, and that this effect was moderated by character beliefs about gay and lesbian people pertaining to wealth-deservingness.
      PubDate: 2014-11-16
  • Doing Good to Self and Others: Some Ideas About the Antecedents,
           Processes, and Consequences of Fair Resource Allocation
    • Abstract: Abstract Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, I discuss in this paper fair allocation of social resources, such as goods, services, and information. It is held that the allocation event, featuring actor, recipient, and observer, as well as the social resources to be allocated by an actor, can function as a guideline for the essentials of fair behavior. The role of the essential features of allocation behavior: motivation, cognition, and emotion, as well as morality and reactions to perceived unfairness are examined. I give explanations as to why, how, and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and among others. I explore the conditions under which an actor may deviate from a just division of social resources, thus, instigating a reaction from recipients and observers.
      PubDate: 2014-11-05
  • Financial Returns Versus Moral Concerns: Laypeople’s Willingness to
           Engage in Fair Investments
    • Abstract: Abstract Both household consumption and savings behavior are increasingly influenced by fairness concerns. Although justice research has repeatedly investigated consumers’ ethical consumption, research on laypeople’s (i.e., non-experts’) ethical investment behavior has received far less attention. Across four studies, we find that—on average—people are willing to accept lower interest rates for an increased ethicality of their financial investments, which suggests that fairness concerns are taken into account when making investment decisions. We find that investments with higher fairness must yield an overall lower return to be preferred over a secure fixed-income fund compared to more immoral investments (Study 1). Furthermore, laypeople prefer fairer funds in direct comparison (Study 2), an effect that cannot be solely attributed to people’s general tendency to underestimate dynamic interest rate effects (Study 3). Finally, we explored the potential psychological processes that could underlie this average preference for moral investments and find that harm/care and fairness moral foundations moderate the effect (Study 4). We find that perceptions of fairness mediate the link, but perceptions of risk do not. The results provide consistent support for fairness concerns in laypeople’s financial decision making, similar to what has been found in ethical consumption.
      PubDate: 2014-10-26
  • Beliefs in a Just World, Subjective Well-Being and Attitudes Towards
           Refugees Among Refugee Workers
    • Abstract: Abstract Previous research has shown that the belief that the world is fair to the self (BJW-self) is positively related to indices of subjective well-being, whereas the belief that the world is fair to others (BJW-others) is positively related to harsher social attitudes. The present study aims to investigate the relation between these two forms of beliefs in a just world and the subjective well-being and social attitudes of people working with refugees. A sample of 253 refugee workers completed measures of BJW-others, BJW-self, perceived stress, life satisfaction, attitudes towards refugees and empathy for refugees. We found that refugee workers with stronger BJW-self reported experiencing less stress and more life satisfaction. Stronger BJW-others, however, predicted harsher attitudes towards refugees while controlling for BJW-self. These findings highlight the important function that justice beliefs play in the subjective well-being and social attitudes of refugee workers.
      PubDate: 2014-09-21
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