A functional perspective on group memberships : Di V erential need ful W llment in a group typology

  title={A functional perspective on group memberships : Di V erential need ful W llment in a group typology},
  author={Amy Johnson and Matthew T. Crawford and Steven J. Sherman and Abraham M. Rutchick and David R L Hamilton and M{\'a}rio Boto Ferreira and John V. Petrocelli},
The social motivation functions of intimacy, task, and social category groups were investigated. In two studies, participants were asked to consider the extent to which their group memberships fulWlled several needs. A factor analysis conWrmed that the needs comprised three factors: aYliation, achievement, and identity. Intimacy groups were associated with aYliation needs, task groups were associated with achievement needs, and social category groups were associated with identity. A study using… CONTINUE READING
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