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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (1): 156-168.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00156

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YIN Rong; ZHANG Feifei; WANG Yuanyuan; WEI Chenming

YIN Rong; ZHANG Feifei; WANG Yuanyuan; WEI Chenming   

  1. (School of Teacher Education, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, China)
  • Received:2016-04-12 Online:2017-01-15 Published:2017-01-15
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Group efficacy refers to individuals’ beliefs that the ingroup is able to achieve group goals through joint effort, which is influenced by factors of group identity, ingroup interaction and moral conviction. The important role of group efficacy in stimulating group members to participate in collective action varies with situation and struggle strategy. All extension variables of group efficacy such as efficacy of nonviolent collective action, identity consolidation efficacy, participative efficacy and bystander efficacy have specific mobilization mechanisms in collective action. Further researches should investigate the role of group efficacy in the development of collective action, incorporate authorities into the study framework and explore the relationship between organizational structure on group efficacy.

Key words: collective action, group efficacy, group-based emotions, group identity, normative collective action