The Resource Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism : public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention, by Jeesun Kim, (electronic resource)

Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism : public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention, by Jeesun Kim, (electronic resource)

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Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism : public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention
Title
Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism
Title remainder
public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention
Statement of responsibility
by Jeesun Kim
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Language
eng
Summary
This study was an exploratory attempt to apply an identity-based approach using concepts of avowed and ascribed identities to different types of activist organizations when managing a potential crisis based on the threat appraisal model (Jin & Cameron, 2007) and contingency theory (Cancel, Mitrook, & Cameron, 1999). A 2 (anger: high vs. low) x 2 (efficacy: high vs. low) x 2 (ascribed identity: matched vs. unmatched) mixed factorial design with anger and efficacy as between-subjects variables and ascribed identity as a within-subjects variable was employed to examine cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses to news stories about activist organizations. One of the most intriguing findings of this study is the main effect of ascribed identity across all dependent variables. An identity crisis leading to attributions of being a hypocrite caused by a perceived discrepancy between an avowed identity and an ascribed identity was found to raise expectations for the organization to perceive higher situational demands and more organizational resources, to have more negative and more intense feelings, to have more advocative stances, and to have a negative impact on attitudes and intention. Significant main effects of anger on both cognitive and affective threat appraisal, a main effect of efficacy on cognitive threat appraisal, and interactions between anger and efficacy on affective threat appraisal indicate that the nature and interplay of anger and efficacy should be taken into consideration when assessing an activist organization's threat appraisal. Results also demonstrated that participants exposed to a combination of high anger and low efficacy messages expected the organization to perceive higher situational demands than any other combination of anger and efficacy. This research extends the contingency theory framework to examine the dynamics of activist organizations, moving beyond the assumptions of two-way symmetrical communication in Grunig's excellence theory. From the standpoint of public relations practice, the main contribution of the present study is to provide empirical evidence that in an identity crisis, being hypocritical in an activist organization's strategic conflict management can have a profoundly negative impact on the organization's image, reputation, and even survival
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MUU
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1978-
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Kim, Jeesun
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Cameron, Glen T.
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  • Corporations
  • Mass media and business
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Corporate image
  • Communication in management
  • Identity (Psychology) and mass media
  • Threat (Psychology)
Target audience
specialized
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Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism : public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention, by Jeesun Kim, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 15, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Glen T. Cameron
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
696627271
Extent
1 online resource (x, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)696627271
Label
Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism : public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention, by Jeesun Kim, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 15, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Glen T. Cameron
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
696627271
Extent
1 online resource (x, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)696627271

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