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Opinion-based group membership as a predictor of commitment to political action

Bliuc, Ana-Maria; McGarty, Craig; Reynolds, Katherine J; Muntele, Daniela


Research on group identification has shown it to be a surprisingly weak predictor of intentions to take large-scale social action. The weak links may exist because researchers have not always examined identification with the type of group that is most relevant for predicting action. Our focus in two studies (one in Romania and one in Australia, both Ns = 101) was on opinion-based groups (i.e. groups formed around shared opinions). We found that social identification with opinion-based groups...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.334


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