Alternative Title

Collaborative collective action among disadvantaged groups

Author

Murong Li

Publication Date

2017-5

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Psychology

Advisors

Fletcher A. Blanchard

Keywords

Intergroup relations, Disadvantaged groups, Collective action, People with social disabilities, Collective behavior

Abstract

This present study provides insights about potential collaborative collective action among disadvantaged groups (such as Asian/Asian Americans and African Americans). In particular, current study examined the effects of perceived injustice against one’s own group, similarity in respect to disadvantaged identity, and efficacy of collective action on individuals’ collaborative collective action and individual’s social action tendencies. Fifty Asian/Asian American participants participated in the current study. Consistent with Craig and Richeson (2012) and van Zomeren, Postmes, and Spears (2008), I found that priming perceived injustice against one’s own group and high efficacy of collective action increased Asian/Asian American subjects’ willingness to engage in collaborative collective action (with African Americans). In addition, I found that perceived injustice alone predicted individuals’ willingness to undertake individual actions to support collective goal. Overall, the present study provided insights on the nature of collaborative collective action formation and contributed to the literatures of intergroup relations, especially among disadvantaged groups.

Language

English

Comments

45 pages : color illustrations. Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-41)

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