Regaining in-group continuity in times of anxiety about the group‘s future: a study on the role of collective nostalgia across 27 countries

Anouk Smeekes , Jolanda Jetten , Maykel Verkuyten , Michael J. A. Wohl , Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti , Amarina Ariyanto , Frédérique Autin , Nadia Ayub , Constantina Badea , Tomasz Besta , Fabrizio Butera , Rui Costa-Lopes , Lijuan Cui , Carole Fantini , Gillian Finchilescu , Lowell Gaertner , Mario Gollwitzer , Ángel Gómez , Roberto González , Ying Yi Hong , Dorthe Høj Jensen , Minoru Karasawa , Thomas Kessler , Olivier Klein , Marcus Lima , Tuuli A. Renvik , Laura Megevand , Thomas Morton , Paola Paladino , Tibor Polya , Aleksejs Ruza , Wan Shahrazad , Sushama Sharma , Ali Teymoori , Ana R. Torres , Anne M. van der Bles


Collective nostalgia for the good old days of the country thrives across the world. However, little is known about the social psychological dynamics of this collective emotion across cultures. We predicted that collective nostalgia is triggered by collective angst as it helps people to restore a sense of in-group continuity via stronger in-group belonging and out-group rejection (in the form of opposition to immigrants). Based on a sample (N = 5,956) of individuals across 27 countries, the general pattern of results revealed that collective angst predicts collective nostalgia, which subsequently relates to stronger feelings of in-group continuity via in-group belonging (but not via out-group rejection). Collective nostalgia generally predicted opposition to immigrants, but this was subsequently not related to in-group continuity.
Author Anouk Smeekes
Anouk Smeekes,,
, Jolanda Jetten
Jolanda Jetten,,
, Maykel Verkuyten
Maykel Verkuyten,,
, Michael J. A. Wohl
Michael J. A. Wohl,,
, Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti
Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti,,
, Amarina Ariyanto
Amarina Ariyanto,,
, Frédérique Autin
Frédérique Autin,,
, Nadia Ayub
Nadia Ayub,,
, Constantina Badea
Constantina Badea,,
, Tomasz Besta (FSS / IPsych / DPPFP)
Tomasz Besta,,
- Division of Personality Psychology and Forensic Psychology
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Journal seriesSocial Psychology, ISSN 1864-9335, e-ISSN 2151-2590, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishcollective nostalgia, collective angst, continuity, belonging, immigrants, cross-cultural
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology; 3312 Sociology and Political Science; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3207 Social Psychology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 15-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 15-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.063; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.2 (2) - 2017=2.157 (5)
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