How normative and social identification processes predict self-determination to engage in derogatory behaviours against outgroup hockey fans

Amiot, Catherine E., Sansfacon, Sophie and Louis, Winnifred R. (2014) How normative and social identification processes predict self-determination to engage in derogatory behaviours against outgroup hockey fans. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44 3: 216-230. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2006


Author Amiot, Catherine E.
Sansfacon, Sophie
Louis, Winnifred R.
Title How normative and social identification processes predict self-determination to engage in derogatory behaviours against outgroup hockey fans
Journal name European Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-0992
0046-2772
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.2006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 44
Issue 3
Start page 216
End page 230
Total pages 15
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Language eng
Abstract Bringing together self-determination theory, intergroup theories based on the social identity approach, and normative approaches, three studies conducted among hockey fans tested if social norms and social identity predict greater self-determined motivation to engage in derogatory behaviours against an outgroup team and higher frequency of these behaviours. Higher self-determination was conceptualised as an indicator of internalisation. In Study 1, hockey fans who identified more strongly as fans of the Montreal Canadiens (N=181) displayed a stronger positive association between the perceived norm in favour of outgroup derogation and self-determined motivation to engage in derogatory behaviours against fans of an outgroup team. This interaction also emerged on the frequency with which the derogatory behaviours were enacted. In Studies 2 and 3 (Ns=105 and 116), this norm by social identity interaction was replicated on both the self-determination and the frequency outcomes for fans of a diversity of teams in the National Hockey League. In Study 3, these findings were observed over and above a manipulation that framed derogatory behaviours as being either harmful or beneficial. Results are discussed in light of motivational theories, normative approaches, and intergroup theories based on the social identity approach.
Keyword Derogatory behaviours
Outgroup
Hockey fans
Social identity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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