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ERIC Number: EJ939918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Children's Subjective Identification with Social Groups: A Group-Reference Effect Approach
Bennett, Mark; Sani, Fabio
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v26 n3 p381-387 Sep 2008
A study is reported that seeks to examine 5-, 7-, and 10-year-old children's internalization of in-groups within the self-concept. Methodologically, the study draws upon the self-reference effect, extending it to the group-level identity. In particular, it was found that participants' encoding of information with reference to in-groups (family, age, gender) facilitated recall to the same degree as when information had been encoded with reference to the personal self. Both self- and group-reference encoding were associated with higher levels of recall than were control conditions. These findings suggest that group memberships are integral parts of children's self-concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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