Rebels with a cause: Group identification as a response to perceived discrimination from the mainstream

Jetten, J, Branscombe, NR, Schmitt, MT and Spears, R (2001) Rebels with a cause: Group identification as a response to perceived discrimination from the mainstream. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27 9: 1204-1213. doi:10.1177/0146167201279012


Author Jetten, J
Branscombe, NR
Schmitt, MT
Spears, R
Title Rebels with a cause: Group identification as a response to perceived discrimination from the mainstream
Journal name Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-1672
Publication date 2001-09-01
Year available 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0146167201279012
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 9
Start page 1204
End page 1213
Total pages 10
Place of publication THOUSAND OAKS
Publisher SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Language eng
Abstract Two studies involving people with body piercings tested the hypothesis that perceived discrimination increases group identification. In Study 1, group identification mediated the positive relationship between perceived discrimination and attempts to differentiate the ingroup from the mainstream. In Study 2, perceived discrimination against people with body piercings was manipulated and was found to increase group identification. Support was found for the prediction that group identification mediates the relation-ship between perceptions of discrimination and collective self-esteem. Results demonstrate the importance of group identification for both the meaning of group membership and its consequences for well-being among members of disadvantaged groups.
Keyword Social Identity
Self-Esteem
Categorization
Stereotypes
Performance
Students
Threat
Blame
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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