Effecten van een gemeenschappelijke identiteit ten opzichte van een subgroep identiteit bij bevoorrechte groepen op de bereidheid tot collectieve actie voor benadeelde groepen.

Breeman, Danny (2014) Effecten van een gemeenschappelijke identiteit ten opzichte van een subgroep identiteit bij bevoorrechte groepen op de bereidheid tot collectieve actie voor benadeelde groepen.

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Abstract:Today we live in a society with a great cultural diversity. In contrast to the positive effects of cultural diversity, it also leads to more sub-groups in society. Difference in membership, economic and political power may lead to inequality between these subgroups, such as discrimination and unfair treatment. One route to reduce inequality between groups is to be aware of discrimination and unfair treatment of individuals (Wright, 2009). A second route, according to Wright is a focus on collective action and social protest as a way to improve treatment of disadvantaged groups. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a common ingroup identity compared to a subgroup identity by privileged groups on the willingness for collective action for the disadvantaged group. Our expectation was that with an emphasis on a common identity readiness for collective action is lower than in a subgroup identity. Furthermore, it was expected that a common identity would have a negative effect on the degree of anger and efficacy compared to subgroup identity. In this study we have tried to measure actual collective action by convincing participants that they could join a petition that would help the disadvantage group. Based on the results, we cannot determine that identity has a significant effect on the willingness to take collective action. We have not been able to find the negative effects of a common identity on the willingness to take collective action in comparison to a subgroup identity. The same goes for the predictors group anger, group efficacy and perceived injustice, no significant effect was found with identity. However, there was a significant effect of identity for social support. We found a higher perception of social support in the common identity group in comparison to a sub-group identity.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65635
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