Stability and Variability in National and European Self-Identification

Rutland, A. and Cinnirella, M. and Simpson, R. (2008) Stability and Variability in National and European Self-Identification. European Psychologist, 13 (4). pp. 267-276. ISSN 1016-9040. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040.13.4.267

Abstract

This study examines how intergroup context effects on national and European self-identification are in part dependent upon the perceived category relations between relevant self-categories (Rutland & Cinnirella, 2000). Based upon the findings of a first study (N = 45) into the perceived similarity of Scottish, British and European self-categories, we successfully a priori predicted the direction of context effects on self-identification. Our second study (N = 104) found intergroup context effects on European self-identification but not Scottish and British self-identification. As anticipated, European self-identification decreased when Germans and Americans were included in the comparative intergroup context. This study extends previous research into intergroup context effects on self-identification by showing it is possible to predict the direction of such effects with prior consideration of the perceived category relations between self-categories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: context; European identity; national identity; self; stability
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 13:29
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2009 13:29
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15630 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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