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Identity fusion predicts endorsement of pro‐group behaviours targeting nationality, religion, or football in Brazilian samples

Bortolini, Tiago, Newson, Martha, Natividade, Jean Carlos, Vázquez, Alexandra, Gómez, Ángel (2018) Identity fusion predicts endorsement of pro‐group behaviours targeting nationality, religion, or football in Brazilian samples. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57 (2). pp. 346-366. ISSN 0144-6665. E-ISSN 2044-8309. (doi:10.1111/bjso.12235) (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) (KAR id:84190)

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Abstract

A visceral feeling of oneness with a group – identity fusion – has proven to be a stronger predictor of pro‐group behaviours than other measures of group bonding, such as group identification. However, the relationship between identity fusion, other group alignment measures and their different roles in predicting pro‐group behaviour is still controversial. Here, we test whether identity fusion is related to, but different from, unidimensional and multidimensional measures of group identification. We also show that identity fusion explains further variance of the endorsement of pro‐group behaviour than these alternative measures and examine the structural and discriminant properties of identity fusion and group identification measures in three different contexts: nationality, religion, and football fandom. Finally, we extend the fusion literature to a new culture: Brazil. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first research explicitly addressing a comparison between these two forms of group alignment, identity fusion and identification with a group, and their role in predicting pro‐group behaviours.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/bjso.12235
Uncontrolled keywords: group identification, identity fusion, self‐sacrifice, social identity theory
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Martha Newson
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2020 15:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84190 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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