In the current research, we examined the association between perceived economic grievances and both intentions to engage and actual engagement in antilockdown protests during the COVID-19 pandemic in high-income countries. We also investigated whether this direct association would be (a) mediated by social identification with the economically disadvantaged and (b) moderated by fatalistic beliefs about the pandemic. In Study 1, multilevel modelling based on online search data from the US (N = 505) indicated that weekly fluctuations in searches related to economic grievances predicted the occurrence of antilockdown protests over time. In Studies 2 (Germany; N = 404) and 3 (Italy; N = 1,857), we showed that the link between perceived economic grievances and intentions to engage in antilockdown collective action was significantly mediated by social identification with people who suffered economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. Study 3 replicated the findings of Study 2 and extended it by showing the role of high (vs. low) fatalistic beliefs about the pandemic in moderating the association between perceived economic grievances and antilockdown collective action intentions. We discuss the consequences of unaddressed economic grievances for democratic functioning.

"I'll be the first one on the street to protest against the lockdown": Economic grievances and antilockdown protests during the COVID-19 pandemic in high-income countries / Chayinska, Maria; Uluğ, Özden Melis; Adam-Troian, Jais; Woo, Yue Ting; Ayanian, Arin H.; Gratzel, Johanna; Paladino, Maria Paola; Vaes, Jeroen. - In: GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS. - ISSN 1368-4302. - in corso di stampa:(2023). [10.1177/13684302231194553]

"I'll be the first one on the street to protest against the lockdown": Economic grievances and antilockdown protests during the COVID-19 pandemic in high-income countries

Paladino, Maria Paola;Vaes, Jeroen
2023-01-01

Abstract

In the current research, we examined the association between perceived economic grievances and both intentions to engage and actual engagement in antilockdown protests during the COVID-19 pandemic in high-income countries. We also investigated whether this direct association would be (a) mediated by social identification with the economically disadvantaged and (b) moderated by fatalistic beliefs about the pandemic. In Study 1, multilevel modelling based on online search data from the US (N = 505) indicated that weekly fluctuations in searches related to economic grievances predicted the occurrence of antilockdown protests over time. In Studies 2 (Germany; N = 404) and 3 (Italy; N = 1,857), we showed that the link between perceived economic grievances and intentions to engage in antilockdown collective action was significantly mediated by social identification with people who suffered economically from the COVID-19 pandemic. Study 3 replicated the findings of Study 2 and extended it by showing the role of high (vs. low) fatalistic beliefs about the pandemic in moderating the association between perceived economic grievances and antilockdown collective action intentions. We discuss the consequences of unaddressed economic grievances for democratic functioning.
2023
Chayinska, Maria; Uluğ, Özden Melis; Adam-Troian, Jais; Woo, Yue Ting; Ayanian, Arin H.; Gratzel, Johanna; Paladino, Maria Paola; Vaes, Jeroen...espandi
"I'll be the first one on the street to protest against the lockdown": Economic grievances and antilockdown protests during the COVID-19 pandemic in high-income countries / Chayinska, Maria; Uluğ, Özden Melis; Adam-Troian, Jais; Woo, Yue Ting; Ayanian, Arin H.; Gratzel, Johanna; Paladino, Maria Paola; Vaes, Jeroen. - In: GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS. - ISSN 1368-4302. - in corso di stampa:(2023). [10.1177/13684302231194553]
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