Changes in social identities over time: the role of coping and adaptation processes

Amiot, Catherine E., Terry, Deborah J., Wirawan, Dian and Grice, Tim A. (2010) Changes in social identities over time: the role of coping and adaptation processes. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49 4: 803-826. doi:10.1348/014466609X480624

Author Amiot, Catherine E.
Terry, Deborah J.
Wirawan, Dian
Grice, Tim A.
Title Changes in social identities over time: the role of coping and adaptation processes
Journal name British Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0144-6665
Publication date 2010-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1348/014466609X480624
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 49
Issue 4
Start page 803
End page 826
Total pages 24
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
Formatted abstract
The present studies investigated the processes by which group members integrate a new social identity. Based on a newly developed theoretical model, we anticipated that social factors (social support and need satisfaction) would be facilitators of this change process and should have an impact on the coping and adaptation strategies group members use to deal with the membership in a new group. These strategies, in turn, should predict intra-individual changes in level of identification with the new group, which should then predict enhanced psychological adjustment over time. The proposed associations were tested among university students over the course of their first academic year (Study 1) and among on-line gamers joining a newly established on-line community (Study 2). Path analyses provided support for the hypothesized associations. The results are discussed in light of recent theoretical developments pertaining to intra-individual changes in social identities.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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