Political Behavior

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 49–60

Is group memebership a prerequisite for group identification?

  • Jeffrey W. Koch
Article

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the theoretical considerations and empirical evidence for the operationalization of an important concept. I attempt to determine if group membership is a necessary condition for group identification and discuss the role of group identifications for translating political interests into political preferences.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Koch
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceState University of New YorkGeneseo

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