is associated with victim blame and derogation (Correia & Vala, 2003; Dalbert, 2009; Hafer & Begue, 2005) and predicts harsh attitudes toward disadvantaged groups, like individuals who have been raped or those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Bizer, Hart, & Jekogian, 2012).
The study also found that a stronger belief in a just world--that is, the belief that the world follows logic and that people get what they deserve--increased the likelihood of engaging in online shaming, and that higher SES individuals are more likely to hold stronger BJW
Dalbert (2001) has identified three main functions of the BJW
which shows that it has buffering effect on well-being.
However, the alpha for the BJW
scale was less than ideal (.37).
Result and Conclusion: Pearson's r analysis revealed that religiosity, altruism and BJW
were significantly positively related.
This paper follows Benabou and Tirole's (2006) use of the concept 'belief in a just world' (BJW
Lipkus and Siegler (1993) defined one's belief in a just world (BJW
) as the idea that "people get what they deserve and deserve what they get" (p.
KIND Dorothy and Thomas Lyddon with joiner Ben Wilson of BJW
Joinery, and Stephen Waller, top left, and Dave Farrow of Jewson FAITH RESTORED Dorothy and Thomas Lyddon on their newly-laid decking from Jewson, with joiner Ben Wilson of BJW
Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX 79832 (KBP, LAH, BJW
[10.] Hennig BJW
, Parkhill JM, Chapple ILC, Heasman PA, Taylor JJ.
(2.) Berreklouw E, Rademakers PP, Koster JM, van Leur L, van der Wielen BJW
, et al.