Social identity change during and intergroup merger: the role of status, similarity, and identity threat

Amiot, Catherine E., Terry, Deborah J. and McKimmie, Blake M. (2012) Social identity change during and intergroup merger: the role of status, similarity, and identity threat. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34 5: 443-455. doi:10.1080/01973533.2012.712016


Author Amiot, Catherine E.
Terry, Deborah J.
McKimmie, Blake M.
Title Social identity change during and intergroup merger: the role of status, similarity, and identity threat
Journal name Basic and Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0197-3533
1532-4834
Publication date 2012-09-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01973533.2012.712016
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 5
Start page 443
End page 455
Total pages 13
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Abstract Conducted during the merger between two hospitals, this longitudinal study (N = 149) revealed that at both Time 1 (i.e., questionnaire completed 12 months prior to the merger) and Time 2 (completed 1 year after the merger had been implemented), employees from the low-status premerger organization generally reported lower adjustment to the merger. Whereas Time 2 identity threat predicted lower and decreased identification with the new merged organization and perceptions of a common in group identity, perceived similarities between the merging organizations at Time 2 predicted higher identification with the new merged organization and higher perceptions of a common in group identity.
Keyword Psychology, Social
Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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