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- Social attraction, personal attraction, and self-categorization: a field study
- Hogg, Michael A.; Hardie, Elizabeth A.
- A distinction based on social identity theory and self-categorization theory is made between depersonalized (i.e., group prototypical, stereotypical) social attraction and idiosyncratic personal attraction. Only the former; as the affective component of group cohesiveness, is considered to be related to group belongingness. A questionnaire administered after a training session to 28 members of an Australian football team supported the hypotheses. As predicted, group prototypicality was significantly more closely related to social attraction and to social (group-based) popularity than to personal attraction and personal (non-group-based) popularity. Furthermore, members who were more strongly identified with the team (e.g., rated themselves as highly prototypical) employed prototypicality as a stronger basis for social attraction than other members did.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Personality and Social Psychology Bulletins, Vol. 17, no. 2 (Apr 1991), p. 175-180
- Publication year
- Belonging; Field studies; Interpersonal attraction; Psychological group formation; Self-categorisation; Social attraction; Social identity
- SAGE Publications
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1991 Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
- Peer reviewed