Predictors of Protest Among Anti-Globalization Demonstrators†
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2009
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 734–761, March 2009
How to Cite
Cameron, J. E. and Nickerson, S. L. (2009), Predictors of Protest Among Anti-Globalization Demonstrators. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39: 734–761. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00458.x
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2009
Anti-globalization protest is analyzed as a function of ideological opposition to social hierarchy and identification with the social movement. Demonstrators (N = 145) at the Summit of the Americas in Québec City in April 2001 completed measures of social dominance orientation (SDO), social identification with the anti-globalization movement, and the likelihood of engaging in various protest behaviors. Results supported the hypothesis that social identification mediates the link between SDO and inclinations toward 2 forms of collective action (anti-globalization protest and indirect protest), whereas non-normative protest tended to be endorsed most strongly by male demonstrators. These relationships inform theoretical perspectives on politicized collective identity and the social psychology of social movement participation.