Identifying the Ingroup: A Closer Look at the Influence of Demographic Dissimilarity on Employee Social Identity

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper No.

Academy of Management Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 180-202, 2004

24 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007

See all articles by Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

University of Auckland

Malgorzata Tluchowska

Infovide S.A.

Elizabeth George

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Abstract

Relational demography researchers have constructed models based on social identity theory and self-categorization theory, without fully incorporating their theoretical and empirical richness. We rectify this omission by constructing a model that includes key concepts from these theories and that predicts whether employees will identify with a particular demographic category or with their workgroup, or both. Propositions derived examine whether demographic dissimilarity will positively or negatively influence employee social identity.

Suggested Citation

Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj and Tluchowska, Malgorzata and George, Elizabeth, Identifying the Ingroup: A Closer Look at the Influence of Demographic Dissimilarity on Employee Social Identity. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper No.; Academy of Management Review, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 180-202, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009094

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay (Contact Author)

University of Auckland ( email )

12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand

Malgorzata Tluchowska

Infovide S.A. ( email )

Poland

Elizabeth George

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) ( email )

Clearwater Bay
Kowloon, 999999
Hong Kong

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