The symbolic identity implications of inter and intra-group transgressions

Okimoto, Tyler G. and Wenzel, Michael (2010) The symbolic identity implications of inter and intra-group transgressions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40 3: 552-562. doi:10.1002/ejsp.704


Author Okimoto, Tyler G.
Wenzel, Michael
Title The symbolic identity implications of inter and intra-group transgressions
Journal name European Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0046-2772
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.704
Volume 40
Issue 3
Start page 552
End page 562
Total pages 11
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The current investigation proposes that symbolic identity concerns underlie retributive desires following a transgression, but that the type of identity concern that primarily drives that retribution varies between intra and intergroup contexts. More specifically, a respondent's social identity may be threatened by calling into question his or her ingroup's status and power in the larger superordinate society, a concern that is particularly relevant in intergroup contexts. Identity may also be threatened by questioning a group's identity-defining values, a concern that is particularly relevant in intragroup contexts. In support of these assertions, the current study shows that desires for retribution following an intergroup terrorist attack were stronger when the attack was framed as attempting to undermine the victimized nation's status/power, but were stronger following an intragroup terrorist attack when framed as attempting to undermine national values. Moreover, these differences only occurred for respondents high in national identification, underscoring that the effects are based on identity processes. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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