A new paper on men's collective action willingness has been accepted for publication in Psychology of Men & Masculinity! The paper tests how well two theories of intergroup relations (social dominance theory and social identity theory) explain collective action willingness for men and women. The results from a structural equation model demonstrated that SIT was a good model for women's collective action model, but SDT was a good model for men's collective action willingness. This study argues for using multiple theories in understanding collective action among different constitutencies.
Men’s Collective Action Willingness: Testing Different Theoretical Models of Protesting Gender Inequality for Women and Men
Andrew L. Stewart
The present study compares models of collective action to reduce gender inequality. The dual pathway model argues that identification with the disadvantaged group along with anger and group efficacy predict collective action. Social dominance theory argues that general support for intergroup equality and rejecting sexist beliefs in particular motivate collective action. Structural equation modeling revealed that both models were supported but are moderated by gender. Men’s support for equality increased opposition to sexism, which was associated with collective action willingness, and women’s ingroup identification predicted anger and group efficacy, which predicted collective action willingness. In all, the present studies demonstrate the utility of theoretical pluralism and has implications for programs and interventions that seek to encourage women and men to engage in collective action.