What do I gain from joining crowds? Does self-expansion help to explain the relationship between identity fusion, group efficacy and collective action?

Tomasz Besta , Michał Jaśkiewicz , Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka , Rafał Lawendowski , Anna Zawadzka

Abstract

Four studies were carried out to examine how identity fusion, self- and group efficacy, and collective action are related and what role self-expansion plays in these relationships. In the pilot study, participants recalled their experience of participating in mass gatherings. The three other studies were conducted during mass gatherings organized for collective purposes: a music concert (study 1), a bicycle activist event (study 2), and Equality Days (study 3). The results showed (a) a significant positive relationship between personal and group identity fusion, self-expansion, and self-efficacy (study 1); (b) a significant mediating effect of self-expansion on the relationship between personal and group identity fusion and group efficacy (studies 1 and 2); and (c) a significant mediating effect of self- expansion and group efficacy on the relationship between identity fusion and collective action tendency (studies 2 and 3).
Author Tomasz Besta ZPOiPS
Tomasz Besta,,
- Division of Personality Psychology and Forensic Psychology
, Michał Jaśkiewicz ZPOiPS
Michał Jaśkiewicz,,
- Division of Personality Psychology and Forensic Psychology
, Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka ZPMiPR
Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka,,
- Division of Intercultural Psychology and Gender Psychology
, Rafał Lawendowski ZBRiJŻ
Rafał Lawendowski,,
- Division of Research on Family and Quality of Life
, Anna Zawadzka ZPEiPO
Anna Zawadzka,,
- Division of Economic Psychology and Organizational Psychology
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0046-2772
Issue year2018
Vol48
No2
PagesO152-O167
Publication size in sheets2.4
Keywords in Englishgroup processes, social identity, self, identity fusion, self-expansion
DOIDOI:10.1002/ejsp.2332
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejsp.2332/epdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)0
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 13-03-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 13-03-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.973 (2) - 2016=2.34 (5)
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