Collective Narcissism, In-Group Satisfaction, and Solidarity in the Face of COVID-19

Federico, Christopher M.; Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka and Baran, Tomasz. 2021. Collective Narcissism, In-Group Satisfaction, and Solidarity in the Face of COVID-19. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12(6), pp. 1071-1081. ISSN 1948-5506 [Article]

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The present study explored the antecedents of solidarity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that solidarity during mass emergencies involves the development of a social identity encompassing those facing a common fate, we examined how national in-group satisfaction (a belief that the national in-group and one’s membership in it are of high value) versus national collective narcissism (a belief that the national in-group is exceptional and entitled to privileged treatment, but not sufficiently recognized by others) predicted solidarity with those affected by the pandemic in Poland. The results of cross-sectional and dynamic analyses from a panel study on a representative sample of Polish adults indicate that in-group satisfaction predicted greater COVID-19 solidarity, whereas collective narcissism predicted reduced COVID-19 solidarity.

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COVID-19, solidarity, collective narcissism, national in-group satisfaction

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2 September 2020Accepted
14 October 2020Published Online
August 2021Published

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11 Sep 2020 08:56

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28 Apr 2022 13:48

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