Social influence in newly formed groups: The roles of personal and social intentions, group norms, and social identity

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Intentions to participate in a group activity in newly formed groups were followed over time. Two forms of intentions were examined: traditional behavioral intention to take part in a group-based act (personal intention), and social intentions to act as an agent of the group (social intention). In addition, the study explored other group process variables as distinctive predictors of 'social identification'. The paper concludes with a discussion of the role of social intentions, linking the findings to social identification development and maintenance over time. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012


  • Identity formation, Social intentions, Identity style, Identity maintenance