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    To be(long) or not to be(long): social identification in organizational contexts

    van Dick, R. and Wagner, U. and Stellmacher, J. and Christ, O. and Tissington, Patrick A. (2005) To be(long) or not to be(long): social identification in organizational contexts. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs 131 (3), pp. 189-218. ISSN 8756-7547.

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    In the past few years, ideas of Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorization Theory have been successfully applied to the organizational domain. In this article, the authors provide an overview of these recent developments and present a concept of social identification in organizational contexts, based on these theories. The assumptions of this framework are that (a) social identification in organizational contexts is a multifaceted concept consisting of different dimensions and foci (or targets), (b) higher levels of identification are related to higher productivity and more positive work-related attitudes, and (c) identification is a very flexible concept that is linked to the situational context. The authors present the results of a series of field and laboratory studies in which the proposed relationships are analyzed and, in the main, confirmed.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): commitment, organizational identification, social identity
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 10:24
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:05


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