Relationship between two types of group identification and collective guilt: Remembering the events of september 6-7 in Turkey

2017-07-14
Özkan, Özlem Serap
Sakallı, Nuray
The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between two types of group identification and collective guilt related to the Events of September, 6-7, in Turkey. A survey study was conducted among 264 university students who were to react to the 3 different texts which explained the events either from victim’s perspective, from a neutral perspective, or from the perpetrator perspective, with the expectation that critical national identifiers (those who have high attachment level) would feel collective guilt, whereas glorified national identifiers (those who have high level of identification without criticism) would not. It was also expected that different perspectives would moderate the relationship between national identification and collective guilt. Results failed to show significant moderator effect of the perspectives. However, group glorification and collective guilt is negatively related in neutral and perpetrator perspectives. Findings indicate that reflecting the events from victim’s perspective may not be effective on people to feel guilty
Citation Formats
Ö. S. Özkan and N. Sakallı, “Relationship between two types of group identification and collective guilt: Remembering the events of september 6-7 in Turkey,” presented at the 15 th European Congress of Psychology (11-14 Temmuz 2017), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/73505.