Choosing to belong : the influence of choice on social identification and psychological sense of community
Obst, Patricia L. & White, Katherine M. (2007) Choosing to belong : the influence of choice on social identification and psychological sense of community. Journal of Community Psychology, 35(1), pp. 77-90.
The influence of choice on individuals’ social identification and Psychological Sense of Community (PSOC) with their group memberships is a little examined area. The current study examined participants’ (N = 219) level of social identification and PSOC across multiple group memberships that differ in the degree of choice associated with membership. In addition, consideration was given to the influence of contextual salience on the relationship between choice and social identification and PSOC. Results indicated that, controlling for contextual salience, choice was positively associated with levels of social identification and PSOC.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Choice, Psychological Sense of Community|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 John Wiley & Sons|
|Copyright Statement:||The definite version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:33|
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