When Membership Gives Strength to Act: Inclusion of the Group Into the Self and Feeling of Personal Agency.

@article{Besta2016WhenMG,
  title={When Membership Gives Strength to Act: Inclusion of the Group Into the Self and Feeling of Personal Agency.},
  author={Tomasz Besta and Brent A. Mattingly and Magdalena Błażek},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={
          56-73
        }
}
Identity fusion theory suggests that merging groups into one's personal identity should result in heightened levels of group agency. Research on the self-expansion model complementarily indicates that including others into the self is linked to a greater feeling of self-efficacy. Across three correlational studies, we examined whether personal and group identity fusion is associated with stronger feelings of personal agency, and we propose that relatively stable feelings of clarity of self… CONTINUE READING

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