Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Existential Anxiety and Ingroup Favoritism Leads to Promote Religious Extremism in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319512,
        author={Dana Riksa Buana},
        title={Existential Anxiety and Ingroup Favoritism Leads to Promote Religious Extremism in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIC},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={existential anxiety; ingroup favoritism; religious extremism; indonesian muslim},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319512}
    }
    
  • Dana Riksa Buana
    Year: 2022
    Existential Anxiety and Ingroup Favoritism Leads to Promote Religious Extremism in Indonesia
    BIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319512
Dana Riksa Buana1,*
  • 1: Ph.D. Candidate of Psychological Science in Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia
*Contact email: dana.riksa@mercubuana.ac.id

Abstract

In recent years in Indonesia, the development of violent religious behavior has been quite worrying. The behavior is predisposed by religious extremism. To overcome the issue, then conducted the study to find whether two vital constructs (existential anxiety and ingroup favoritism) can promote religious extremism. The present research has shown that existential anxiety and ingroup favoritism can promote religious extremism in Indonesia, triggering terror. Therefore,the solution can be proposed. Namely, Indonesian Society needs to pay attention to lived experience in a value-free way (like meditating or self-reflecting); don't make hasty judgments; think based on data and facts.