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
AbstractFour 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).
|Journal series||European Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0046-2772|
|Publication size in sheets||2.4|
|Keywords in English||group processes, social identity, self, identity fusion, self-expansion|
|Score|| = 25.0, 13-03-2018, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 13-03-2018, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.973 (2) - 2016=2.34 (5)|
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