Maintaining group memberships: Social identity continuity predicts well-being after stroke

Haslam, Catherine, Holme, Abigail, Haslam, Alexander, Iyer, Aarti, Jetten, Jolanda and Williams, W. Huw (2008) Maintaining group memberships: Social identity continuity predicts well-being after stroke. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18 5-6: 671-691. doi:10.1080/09602010701643449

Author Haslam, Catherine
Holme, Abigail
Haslam, Alexander
Iyer, Aarti
Jetten, Jolanda
Williams, W. Huw
Title Maintaining group memberships: Social identity continuity predicts well-being after stroke
Journal name Neuropsychological Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-0694
Publication date 2008-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09602010701643449
Volume 18
Issue 5-6
Start page 671
End page 691
Total pages 21
Place of publication Hove, England
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject 170113 Social and Community Psychology
1701 Psychology
Abstract A survey study of patients recovering from stroke (N = 53) examined the extent to which belonging to multiple groups prior to stroke and the maintenance of those group memberships (as measured by the Exeter Identity Transitions Scales, EXITS) predicted well-being after stroke. Results of correlation analysis showed that life satisfaction was associated both with multiple group memberships prior to stroke and with the maintenance of group memberships. Path analysis indicated that belonging to multiple groups was associated with maintained well-being because there was a greater likelihood that some of those memberships would be preserved after stroke-related life transition. Furthermore, it was found that cognitive failures compromised well-being in part because they made it hard for individuals to maintain group memberships post-stroke. These findings highlight the importance of social identity continuity in facilitating well-being following stroke and, more broadly, show the theoretical contribution that a social identity approach to mental health can make in the context of neuropsychological rehabilitation.
Keyword Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Psychology Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 94 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 105 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 18 Dec 2008, 16:56:50 EST by Diana Guillemin on behalf of Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences