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The Role of the Group in Individual Functioning: School Identification and the Psychological Well-Being of Staff and Students

Bizumic, Boris; Reynolds, Katherine J; Turner, John C; Bromhead, David; Subasic, Emina


Many studies have demonstrated that organisations exert a powerful impact on their members, but the mechanisms through which this occurs are not well understood. In the present paper, using social identity and self-categorisation theories as theoretical frameworks, we explore the role that social identity plays in affecting individual well-being of staff (N = 113) and students (N = 693) in two Australian high schools. Well-being includes positive aspects of personal functioning, such as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Psychology: An International Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00387.x


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