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That is how we do it around here: Levels of identification, masculine honor, and social activism against organized crime in the south of Italy

Travaglino, Giovanni A., Abrams, Dominic, Randsley de Moura, Georgina, Russo, Giuseppina (2015) That is how we do it around here: Levels of identification, masculine honor, and social activism against organized crime in the south of Italy. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (3). pp. 342-348. ISSN 0046-2772. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.2100)

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Abstract

Masculine honor is an important cultural code in the south of Italy. Italian criminal organizations (COs) manipulate and exploit this code to maintain legitimacy among local populations and exert social control in the territory where they operate. This research tested the hypothesis that different levels of identification—the region and the nation—would have opposite associations with male honor-related values and, indirectly, with intentions to oppose COs collectively. Results from a sample of young southern Italians (N?=?170) showed that regional identification positively predicted endorsement of male honor-related values, which in turn were associated with lowered intentions to oppose COs. In contrast, national identification negatively predicted male honor-related values, associated in turn with stronger intentions to oppose COs. These results also held when perceived risk and social dominance orientation were taken into account. Directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ejsp.2100
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Georgina Randsley de Moura
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 12:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48755 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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