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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (9): 1637-1646.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01637

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The Mechanism of Group Identity in Collective Action

YIN Rong; ZHANG Feifei   

  1. (School of Teacher Education, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, China)
  • Received:2014-11-27 Online:2015-09-15 Published:2015-09-15
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Group identity has a direct positive effect on individuals’ willingness of participating collective action, and also it moderates the relationships of group efficiency and group-based emotions to action tendencies. Many special types of group identity such as politicized identity, common identity and dual identity could affect collective action in wide range. From the perspective of dynamic researches, undertaking collective action can strengthen protestors’ identification for ingroup. And strong group identity will exert a sustained impact on protestors’ behaviors. Further research should explore the complex work mechanism of group identity on the basis of the differences of collective action in contexts, behavior patterns and development stages.

Key words: collective action, group identity, group efficiency, group-based emotions