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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

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Interrelation of group, micro-group and interpersonal identities of employees in production groups 1446

Sidorenkov A.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Department of Psychology of Management and Juridical Psychology, Academy of Psychology and Pedagogics, Southern Federal University, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia

Dorofeev V.A.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Psychology of Management and Legal psychology Department, Southern Federal University, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia

The article represents the results of mathematical and statistical analysis of the links between the levels of the identity of employees (group, micro-group and interpersonal) by three components (cognitive, affective and behavioral) in 37 industrial groups with expertise in different fields. The significant linear relationship between micro-group and interpersonal identity (for all components), high linear relationship between group identity and micro-group identity (only for affective component) and the lack of linear relationship between the components of inter- personal and group identity are revealed. Higher influence of group identity on micro-group (for all components) and interpersonal identity (for cognitive and behavioral components) is found out in the totality of intercorrelation between group, micro-group and interpersonal identities. Non-linear relationship between group and micro-group identity for all components is revealed. This non-linear relation indicates that increase in expressiveness of one of the components of group iden- tity leads to decrease in expressiveness of the respective component of micro-group identity. This effect occurs until definite moment, after which, on the contrary, further reinforcement of the components of group identity leads to the increase in expressiveness of micro-group identity. These established consistent patterns are interpreted in the article.

Keywords: group identity, micro-group identity, interpersonal identity, the identity of components, identification

Column: Empirical Research


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