The "activist identity" and activism across domains: a multiple identities analysis

Louis, Winnifred R., Amiot, Catherine E., Thomas, Emma F. and Blackwood, Leda (2016) The "activist identity" and activism across domains: a multiple identities analysis. Journal of Social Issues, 72 2: 242-263. doi:10.1111/josi.12165

Author Louis, Winnifred R.
Amiot, Catherine E.
Thomas, Emma F.
Blackwood, Leda
Title The "activist identity" and activism across domains: a multiple identities analysis
Journal name Journal of Social Issues   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4537
Publication date 2016-06-03
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/josi.12165
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 72
Issue 2
Start page 242
End page 263
Total pages 22
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 3300 Social Sciences
Abstract Two correlational studies of activists examined the association between belonging to community organizations or groups and sustained activism within a particular domain. In Study 1 (N = 45) larger activist networks, controlling for activist identification and greater political knowledge, were associated with stronger activism intentions. In Study 2 (N = 155), larger Time 1 peace activism social networks were associated with more Time 2 peace activism and, via Time 2 activism, with sustained activism at Time 3. In contrast, Time 1 nationalist and party political identities were inhibiting factors of peace activism at Time 2, and indirectly at Time 3. In addition, larger peace activism networks at Time 1 were associated with greater international human rights activism and Christian activism at Time 3, but not as consistently with other forms of cross-domain activism. The possible organizing principles for these interrelationships are discussed.
Keyword Activist identity
Activism across domains
Peace activism
Sustained activism
Cross-domain activism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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