Expansion of the self of activists and nonactivists involved in mass gatherings for collective action
Tomasz Besta , Anna Zawadzka
AbstractThree studies were carried out in natural settings of mass gatherings to examine the interplay between activist identity and self-expansion and their relationship with willingness to engage in future collective actions. Study 1 was conducted among activists and supporters of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals; Study 2 involved participants in a nationwide charity event; and Study 3 included members of a religious group. The results showed a statistically significant positive relationship between self-perceived activist identity and collective action (CA) tendency (Studies 1, 2, and 3). Moreover, the interaction between activist identity and self-expansion plays a role in predicting CA, with self-expansion related to willingness to engage in progroup behaviors when activist identity is low but not when activist identity is high (Studies 2 and 3). This interaction statistically significantly predicted collective action tendency when nonmaterialistic relational self-expansion and nonrelational self-expansion were considered but not when materialistic self-expansion was tested (Study 3).
|Journal series||Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, ISSN 1368-4302, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.85|
|Keywords in English||activism, collective action, group processes, self-expansion|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ; ;|
|Score||= 25.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2017 = 1.137; : 2017 = 2.237 (2) - 2017=2.24 (5)|
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