Expansion of the self of activists and nonactivists involved in mass gatherings for collective action

Tomasz Besta , Anna Zawadzka


Three 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).
Author Tomasz Besta (FSS / IPsych / DPPFP)
Tomasz Besta,,
- Division of Personality Psychology and Forensic Psychology
, Anna Zawadzka (FSS / IPsych / DEPOP)
Anna Zawadzka,,
- Division of Economic Psychology and Organizational Psychology
Journal seriesGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations, ISSN 1368-4302, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Englishactivism, collective action, group processes, self-expansion
ASJC Classification3312 Sociology and Political Science; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3315 Communication; 3316 Cultural Studies; 3207 Social Psychology
URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1368430217735903
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 22-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.326; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.237 (2) - 2017=2.24 (5)
Citation count*5 (2020-05-15)
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