Although online discussions may stimulate political participation, little is known about how computermediated communication among members of political groups contributes to develop their politicized identity, thus indirectly stimulating collective action. Two studies involving activists from two webbased social movements investigated how online discussions moderate the effects of collective efficacy, group-based anger, and moral obligation on politicized identity. Self-reported frequency of online discussions and activists’ perceptions of two content-related characteristics of online discussions both interacted with collective efficacy and moral obligation beliefs in predicting politicized identity. Politicized identity mediated the effects of these interactions on collective action intention. We discuss how specific characteristics of online political discussions may contribute to politicize group identity via group-level and individual-level paths.

Alberici, A. I., Milesi, P., Online discussion, politicized identity, and collective action, <<GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS>>, 2016; (19 (1)): 43-59. [doi:10.1177/1368430215581430] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65788]

Online discussion, politicized identity, and collective action

Alberici, Augusta Isabella;Milesi, Patrizia
2015

Abstract

Although online discussions may stimulate political participation, little is known about how computermediated communication among members of political groups contributes to develop their politicized identity, thus indirectly stimulating collective action. Two studies involving activists from two webbased social movements investigated how online discussions moderate the effects of collective efficacy, group-based anger, and moral obligation on politicized identity. Self-reported frequency of online discussions and activists’ perceptions of two content-related characteristics of online discussions both interacted with collective efficacy and moral obligation beliefs in predicting politicized identity. Politicized identity mediated the effects of these interactions on collective action intention. We discuss how specific characteristics of online political discussions may contribute to politicize group identity via group-level and individual-level paths.
2015
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Alberici, A. I., Milesi, P., Online discussion, politicized identity, and collective action, <<GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS>>, 2016; (19 (1)): 43-59. [doi:10.1177/1368430215581430] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65788]
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