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Perceptions of Self and Group in the Context of a Threatened National Identity: A Field Study

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Cameron, James E.; Duck, Julie M.; Terry, Deborah J.; Lalonde, Richard N.

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Abstract Previous research indicates that people who are highly identified with their groups tend to remain committed to them under threat. This study examines the generalizability of this effect to (a) a real-life context involving the perception that others view the ingroup (Australians) as intolerant of minorities and (b) various dimensions of social identification. The sample comprised 213 respondents to a random mail survey. Perceived threat was inversely related to self-stereotyping (i.e. perceptions of self-ingroup similarity), but only for individuals with weak subjective ties to other group members. Threat perceptions were also predictive of enhanced judgments of within-group variability on threat-relevant dimensions, particularly for individuals with weaker ingroup ties. Various strategies for coping with a threatened social identity are linked to different facets of social identification.
Freie Schlagwörter self-stereotyping; social identification; threat;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2005
Seitenangabe S. 73-88
Zeitschriftentitel Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 8 (2005) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430205048618
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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