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From student to employee: group compatibility predicts group identification and intergroup attitudes

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dc.contributor.author Loughnane, Jack
dc.contributor.author Roth, Jenny
dc.contributor.author Rauner, Milena
dc.contributor.author Strack, Fritz
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-23T15:43:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9905
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 17/03/2022
dc.description.abstract Transitions go along with the need to integrate a previous outgroup into the self-concept. This study examines whether this integration follows cognitive consistency principles. In line with recent theorizing, we test whether the perceived compatibility of a previous and a current ingroup determines identification with these groups and intergroup attitudes. We primed employees who were former students (N = 269) to perceive the groups of students and employees as either more compatible or less compatible, and measured the strength of identification and group attitudes with regard to both groups. The findings largely confirmed predictions. Greater compatibility between social groups increased identity integration and reduced intergroup bias. Identity integration mediated the effect of compatibility on intergroup bias. In line with predictions, the voluntariness of group change explained which of the groups people identified more strongly with when groups were perceived low in compatibility. The results of the study provide evidence that integrating identities into the self-concept follows cognitive consistency principles and suggests that emphasizing similarities between previous and current ingroups fosters identity integration and reduces intergroup bias. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Identity;
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/15283488.2021.1896522
dc.rights This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Identity 2021 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:https://doi.org/10.1080/15283488.2021.1896522 en_US
dc.subject group change en_US
dc.subject social identity integration en_US
dc.subject social identification en_US
dc.subject intergroup bias en_US
dc.title From student to employee: group compatibility predicts group identification and intergroup attitudes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/15283488.2021.1896522
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2022-03-17
dc.embargo.terms 2022-03-17 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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