Exploring psychological mechanisms of collective action: does relevance of group identity influence how people cope with collective disadvantage?

@article{Zomeren2008ExploringPM,
  title={Exploring psychological mechanisms of collective action: does relevance of group identity influence how people cope with collective disadvantage?},
  author={Martijn van Zomeren and Russell Spears and Colin Wayne Leach},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 Pt 2},
  pages={353-72}
}
Two studies examined how the relevance of group identity influences two psychological mechanisms of collective action: Emotion- and problem-focused coping with collective disadvantage. Extending Van Zomeren, Spears, Fischer, and Leach's (2004) integrative theoretical model of coping with collective disadvantage, we predicted that when group identity is more relevant to disadvantaged group members, it increases their collective action tendencies through their feelings of group-based anger about… CONTINUE READING

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