Social identity and emotional climate in a rural community of peru: An empirical study

Agustín Espinosa, Jimena Ferrándiz, Rosa María Cueto, Oscar Pain

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The aim of this paper is to describe how the social identity and the emotional climate relate to each otherin a rural community, assuming that both constructs are psychological indicators of a healthy collective functioning and that they are somehow affected by the social and political situation of the in-group. For this purpose,a research was undertaken in a rural community of 200 households, where 80 villagers were surveyed. The results suggest that a climate of confidence plays a central role in the constitution of collective identification. Theyalso show that, the greater the perception of this climate is, the more a positive collective self-stereotype, and a greater valuation of belonging to the community, predominate. On the other hand, a climate of low confidence weakens the identification with the community to the extent that it is associated to a lesser valuation and negative self-stereotypical beliefs regarding the community members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-330
Number of pages10
JournalPsicologia e Sociedade
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


  • Collective self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Emotional climate
  • Social identity


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