When mere multiple group memberships are not enough: individual self-expansion through the involvement in multiple social groups and its relationship with self-efficacy
Tomasz Besta , Julianna Bojko , Aleksandra Pytlos , Elżbieta Tomiałowicz , Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka , Emma Bäck , Alexandra Vazquez
AbstractAccording to the self-expansion model, people are motivated to increase their sense of personal agency by expanding their sense of self through the acquisition of new identities. We conducted two studies to explore whether the feeling of self-expansion, resulting from multiple group memberships, is related to self-efficacy, and to test whether agentic and communal self-stereotyping mediated this relation. In Study 1 conducted in Poland (N1 = 102), and Study 2 among undergraduate students from Poland, Spain, and Sweden (N2 = 450), a significant indirect effect of self-expansion on self-efficacy through agentic (but not communal) self-stereotyping emerged.
|Journal series||Polish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (C 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||self-expansion, group processes, self-efficacy, agency, social identity|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 15.0, ArticleFromJournal|
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