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Group Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Group identity exists when a relatively small number of people view themselves collectively as comprising an entity that is distinct from other entities. Whereas group identity is a group-level construct that references the extent to which members collectively view themselves as a distinct group (and are viewed as such by nonmembers), group identification is an individual-level construct that signifies the degree to which individual members attach significance to their association with a group (and its identity). Group ...

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