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Leaving Hong Kong?: the roles of attitude, subjective norm, perceived control, social identity and relative deprivation

Abrams, Dominic, Hinkle, Steve, Tomlins, Melissa (1999) Leaving Hong Kong?: the roles of attitude, subjective norm, perceived control, social identity and relative deprivation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 23 (2). pp. 319-338. ISSN 0147-1767. (doi:10.1016/S0147-1767(98)00041-8) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Reports a study of Hong Kong people's intention in 1992 to leave after the 1997 Transition. 71 employees in a medium-sized organization in Hong Kong (mean age 31.3 yrs) responded to measures based on theories of planned behavior, social identity, and relative deprivation. Identification was associated with status evaluations of Hong Kong rather than perceived personal benefits from living there. Intention to leave was associated with attitudes and subjective norms but not with other variables. Perceived control moderated the relationship of anticipated deprivation to frustration and identification. Among respondents with low control, but not those with high control, anticipated deprivation was associated with greater frustration and lowered identification. The authors distinguish between leaving the group physically vs psychologically. The results are interpreted as being consistent with a Social Identity Theory perspective on social change and intergroup boundary permeability.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0147-1767(98)00041-8
Uncontrolled keywords: attitudes & subjective norms & perceived control & social identity & relative deprivation, intention to leave country, adults, Hong Kong
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 16:15 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35951 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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