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dc.contributor.authorJetten, Jolanda
dc.contributor.authorBranscombe, Nyla R.
dc.contributor.authorSpears, Russell
dc.contributor.authorMcKimmie, Blake M.
dc.identifier.citationJetten, J; Branscombe, NR; Spears, R; McKimmie, BM. Predicting the paths of peripherals: The interaction of identification and future possibilities. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN. Jan 2003. 29(1):130-140.
dc.description.abstractTwo studies investigated how both degree of identification and the individual's position within the group influence aspects of group loyalty. The authors considered ingroup position in terms of both the individual's current position within a group and expectations concerning the likelihood that one's position might change., in the future. Peripheral group members learned that their acceptance by other group members would improve in the future or that they could expect rejection by other group members. Various indices of group loyalty (ingroup homogeneity, motivation to work for the group, and evaluation of a motivated group member) showed that when group members anticipated future rejection, the lower the identification the less loyal they were. In contrast, those who expected future acceptance were more loyal (more motivated to work for the group) the lower their identification. Current group behavior depends on both intragroup future expectations and level of identification.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to the first author, and a NWO Visiting Professorship grant to the second author. We thank two anonymous reviewers for their comments on a previous draft of the manuscript.
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dc.subjectpsychology, socialen
dc.titlePredicting the paths of peripherals: The interaction of identification and future possibilities

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