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dc.contributor.authorKhan, Sammyh
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Nick
dc.contributor.authorTewari, Shruti
dc.contributor.authorSrinivasan, Narayanan
dc.contributor.authorReicher, Stephen David
dc.contributor.authorOzakinci, Gozde
dc.identifier.citationKhan , S , Hopkins , N , Tewari , S , Srinivasan , N , Reicher , S D & Ozakinci , G 2014 , ' Efficacy and well-being in rural north India : the role of social identification with a large-scale community identity ' , European Journal of Social Psychology , vol. 44 , no. 7 , pp. 787-798 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5869-3274/work/27163479
dc.descriptionESRC research grant. Grant Number: RES-062-23-1449en
dc.description.abstractIdentifying with a group can contribute to a sense of well-being. The mechanisms involved are diverse: social identification with a group can impact individuals' beliefs about issues such as their connections with others, the availability of social support, the meaningfulness of existence, and the continuity of their identity. Yet, there seems to be a common theme to these mechanisms: identification with a group encourages the belief that one can cope with the stressors one faces (which is associated with better well-being). Our research investigated the relationship between identification, beliefs about coping, and well-being in a survey (N = 792) administered in rural North India. Using structural equation modelling, we found that social identification as a Hindu had positive and indirect associations with three measures of well-being through the belief that one can cope with everyday stressors. We also found residual associations between participants' social identification as a Hindu and two measures of well-being in which higher identification was associated with poorer well-being. We discuss these findings and their implication for understanding the relationship between social identification (especially with large-scale group memberships) and well-being. We also discuss the application of social psychological theory developed in the urban West to rural north India.
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Social Psychologyen
dc.subjectSocial identificationen
dc.subjectSocial cureen
dc.subjectNorth Indiaen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleEfficacy and well-being in rural north India : the role of social identification with a large-scale community identityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEconomic & Social Research Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Health Psychologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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