The Two-Dimensions-Five-Components Structure of In-group Identification is Invariant across Various Identification Patterns in Different Social Groups

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  • Roth, Jenny (Universität Würzburg)
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  • Barth, Markus (Universität Leipzig) (Other)
  • Mazziotta, Agostino (FernUniversität in Hagen) (Other)
  • Abstract

    In-group identification has been suggested to consist of two-dimensions (group based self-definition and self-investment) that hierarchically relate to five lower order components (individual self-stereotyping, in-group homogeneity, satisfaction, solidarity, and centrality). The goal of the present research was to test the generalizability of the two-dimensions-five-components structure of in-group identification (Leach et al.’s 2008) across identities with which people show converging and diverging group based self-definition and self-investment. We manipulated the mean level and the linear correlational strength of the two identification dimensions by asking participants to indicate in-groups to which respective identification criteria apply. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the two-dimensions-five-components model of in-group identification fits both converging and diverging identification patterns better than alternative models, indicating generalizability of the model across various identification patterns.
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  • Germany / DE
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    • Laboratory experiment
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Update Metadata: 2019-10-01 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2018-02-26