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Title: The impact of context on social identification : examining the effects of leadership and social roles
Author: Cotler, Joseph Howard
ISNI:       0000 0004 7432 5182
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis aims to extend the current understanding of social identity theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1979), investigating aspects of group contexts (Brown & Abrams, 1986) and its implications. Some common contexts, prevalent in the literature, have been selected. These include: intergroup and intragroup contexts, social roles (Turner, 1990) extending to aspects of leader/follower perceptions (Cicero, Pierro & van Knippenberg, 2010), and newly-formed versus established group context (Lickel, Hamilton & Sherman, 2001). As such, the thesis is divided into six chapters, of which four are dedicated to the presentation of the empirical data. The first two studies focus on understanding and examining the development of a social identity between new and established groups, in the context of British university students. The last two studies are dedicated to understanding developed identification in established groups, and the effects of leaders as special group members, on that identification. Together these two programmes provide further understanding of context within social identity theory, and the impact of social roles within groups.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology