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dc.contributor.authorFrenzel, Svenja B.
dc.contributor.authorJunker, Nina M.
dc.contributor.authorAvanzi, Lorenzo
dc.contributor.authorBolatov, Aidos
dc.contributor.authorHaslam, S. Alexander
dc.contributor.authorHäusser, Jan A.
dc.contributor.authorKark, Ronit
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Ines
dc.contributor.authorMojzisch, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorMonzani, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorReicher, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSamekin, Adil
dc.contributor.authorSchury, Valerie A.
dc.contributor.authorSteffens, Niklas K.
dc.contributor.authorSultanova, Liliya
dc.contributor.authorVan Dijk, Dina
dc.contributor.authorvan Zyl, Llewellyn E.
dc.contributor.authorVan Dick, Rolf
dc.identifier.citationFrenzel , S B , Junker , N M , Avanzi , L , Bolatov , A , Haslam , S A , Häusser , J A , Kark , R , Meyer , I , Mojzisch , A , Monzani , L , Reicher , S , Samekin , A , Schury , V A , Steffens , N K , Sultanova , L , Van Dijk , D , van Zyl , L E & Van Dick , R 2021 , ' A trouble shared is a trouble halved : the role of family identification and identification with humankind in well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic ' , British Journal of Social Psychology , vol. Early View .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 274673790
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 269ed42f-cc01-4e84-b5b0-bb06e85e53b0
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:94865071155EA81A0DE5226979D46651
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85107949040
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000661872000001
dc.descriptionThis research was supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation awarded to RvD, NMJ, and JAH (DI 848/15-1 and HA 6455/4-1). The data collection for this study was supported by a grant from the association of friends and supporters (Freunde & Förderer) at Goethe University.en
dc.description.abstractThe COVID-19 pandemic has triggered health-related anxiety in ways that undermine peoples’ mental and physical health. Contextual factors such as living in a high-risk area might further increase the risk of health deterioration. Based on the Social Identity Approach, we argue that social identities can not only be local that are characterized by social interactions, but also be global that are characterized by a symbolic sense of togetherness and that both of these can be a basis for health. In line with these ideas, we tested how identification with one’s family and with humankind relates to stress and physical symptoms while experiencing health-related anxiety and being exposed to contextual risk factors. We tested our assumptions in a representative sample (N = 974) two-wave survey study with a 4-week time lag. The results show that anxiety at Time 1 was positively related to stress and physical symptoms at Time 2. Feeling exposed to risk factors related to lower physical health, but was unrelated to stress. Family identification and identification with humankind were both negatively associated with subsequent stress and family identification was negatively associated with subsequent physical symptoms. These findings suggest that for social identities to be beneficial for mental health, they can be embodied as well as symbolic.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. British Journal of Social Psychology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Psychological Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectHealth-related anxietyen
dc.subjectFamily identificationen
dc.subjectIdentification with humankinden
dc.subjectSocial identity approachen
dc.subjectMental and physical healthen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.titleA trouble shared is a trouble halved : the role of family identification and identification with humankind in well-being during the COVID-19 pandemicen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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