There is strong and consistent evidence that identification with social groups is an important predictor of (ill-)health-related outcomes. However, the mediating mechanisms of the social identification–health link remain unclear. We present results from two studies, which aimed to test how perceived social support and collective self-efficacy mediate the effect of social identification on emotional exhaustion, chronic stress, and depressive symptoms. Study 1 (N = 180) employed a longitudinal two-wave design, whereas Study 2 (N = 100) used a field-experimental design with a manipulation of participants’ social identity. Both studies consistently show that social identification was positively related to perceived social support, which, in turn, was positively associated with collective self-efficacy. Collective self-efficacy, finally, was negatively related to ill-health outcomes.

Exploring the mechanisms underlying the social identity–ill-health link: Longitudinal and experimental evidence / Junker, Nina M.; van Dick, Rolf; Avanzi, Lorenzo; Häusser, Jan A.; Mojzisch, Andreas. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0144-6665. - 58:4(2019), pp. 991-1007. [10.1111/bjso.12308]

Exploring the mechanisms underlying the social identity–ill-health link: Longitudinal and experimental evidence

Avanzi, Lorenzo;
2019-01-01

Abstract

There is strong and consistent evidence that identification with social groups is an important predictor of (ill-)health-related outcomes. However, the mediating mechanisms of the social identification–health link remain unclear. We present results from two studies, which aimed to test how perceived social support and collective self-efficacy mediate the effect of social identification on emotional exhaustion, chronic stress, and depressive symptoms. Study 1 (N = 180) employed a longitudinal two-wave design, whereas Study 2 (N = 100) used a field-experimental design with a manipulation of participants’ social identity. Both studies consistently show that social identification was positively related to perceived social support, which, in turn, was positively associated with collective self-efficacy. Collective self-efficacy, finally, was negatively related to ill-health outcomes.
2019
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Junker, Nina M.; van Dick, Rolf; Avanzi, Lorenzo; Häusser, Jan A.; Mojzisch, Andreas
Exploring the mechanisms underlying the social identity–ill-health link: Longitudinal and experimental evidence / Junker, Nina M.; van Dick, Rolf; Avanzi, Lorenzo; Häusser, Jan A.; Mojzisch, Andreas. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0144-6665. - 58:4(2019), pp. 991-1007. [10.1111/bjso.12308]
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