Football supporters : group identity, perception of in-group and out-group members and pro-group action tendencies

Tomasz Besta , Radosław Kossakowski


A study of 568 football supporters from club communities in Poland examined whether willingness to engage in collective action would be independently predicted by perceived communal relationship with in-group members and by perceived disengagement from and lack of acceptance of outgroup members. The role of feeling of self-expansion related to participation in sport events was tested as well. The results indicate (a) a positive relationship between collective action and identity fusion;(b)a positive relationship between collective action tendencies and negative perception of out-group members; (c) an interaction effect between perception of out-group members and identity fusion on collective action tendency; (d) a significant mediating effect of self-expansion and group efficacy on the relationship between identity fusion and collective actions.
Author Tomasz Besta (FSS / IPsych / DPPFP)
Tomasz Besta,,
- Division of Personality Psychology and Forensic Psychology
, Radosław Kossakowski (FSS / IPSJ / DSEL)
Radosław Kossakowski,,
- Division of the Sociology of Everyday Life
Journal seriesRevista de Psicologia del Deporte, ISSN 1132-239X, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in Englishgroup processes, football supporters, social identity, applied psychology
ASJC Classification3202 Applied Psychology
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Na Tych Samych Warunkach (CC-BY-SA); with publication
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 03-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.387; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.922 (2) - 2017=1.333 (5)
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