Intraindividual variability in identity centrality: Examining the dynamics of perceived role progress and state identity centrality

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Intraindividual variability in identity centrality : Examining the dynamics of perceived role progress and state identity centrality. / Tripathi, Neha; Zhu, Jinlong; Jacob, Gabriel Henry et al.

In: Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 105, No. 8, 08.2020, p. 889-906.

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title = "Intraindividual variability in identity centrality: Examining the dynamics of perceived role progress and state identity centrality",
abstract = "Conventionally, identity centrality has been conceived of as a stable and transsituational construct, with situational variability in identity centrality treated as being of little informational value. In contrast to past research, we develop a theoretical model arguing that a portion of within-person variability in identity centrality is systematic and meaningful. Drawing on identity control theory, we examine the withinperson relationship flowing from perceived role progress to state identity centrality, which is conventionally viewed as reverse causal at the between-person level. We further explain the intermittent effect of an intense positive emotion-passion for the role-and investigate the contingent effect of in-role effort. The results from 2 repeated-measures studies showed that a significant proportion of total variance in identity centrality occurred at the within-person level and perceived role progress influenced state identity centrality by engendering passion for the role contingent on in-role effort. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for management and organizations to inspire new intellectual debate and novel viewpoints to advance the microfoundation of identity theory.",
keywords = "Entrepreneurship, Business psychology, within-person effect, effort, passion, progress, identity centrality",
author = "Neha Tripathi and Jinlong Zhu and Jacob, {Gabriel Henry} and Michael Frese and Gielnik, {Michael Marcus}",
year = "2020",
month = aug,
doi = "10.1037/apl0000465",
language = "English",
volume = "105",
pages = "889--906",
journal = "Journal of Applied Psychology",
issn = "0021-9010",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "8",

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T1 - Intraindividual variability in identity centrality

T2 - Examining the dynamics of perceived role progress and state identity centrality

AU - Tripathi, Neha

AU - Zhu, Jinlong

AU - Jacob, Gabriel Henry

AU - Frese, Michael

AU - Gielnik, Michael Marcus

PY - 2020/8

Y1 - 2020/8

N2 - Conventionally, identity centrality has been conceived of as a stable and transsituational construct, with situational variability in identity centrality treated as being of little informational value. In contrast to past research, we develop a theoretical model arguing that a portion of within-person variability in identity centrality is systematic and meaningful. Drawing on identity control theory, we examine the withinperson relationship flowing from perceived role progress to state identity centrality, which is conventionally viewed as reverse causal at the between-person level. We further explain the intermittent effect of an intense positive emotion-passion for the role-and investigate the contingent effect of in-role effort. The results from 2 repeated-measures studies showed that a significant proportion of total variance in identity centrality occurred at the within-person level and perceived role progress influenced state identity centrality by engendering passion for the role contingent on in-role effort. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for management and organizations to inspire new intellectual debate and novel viewpoints to advance the microfoundation of identity theory.

AB - Conventionally, identity centrality has been conceived of as a stable and transsituational construct, with situational variability in identity centrality treated as being of little informational value. In contrast to past research, we develop a theoretical model arguing that a portion of within-person variability in identity centrality is systematic and meaningful. Drawing on identity control theory, we examine the withinperson relationship flowing from perceived role progress to state identity centrality, which is conventionally viewed as reverse causal at the between-person level. We further explain the intermittent effect of an intense positive emotion-passion for the role-and investigate the contingent effect of in-role effort. The results from 2 repeated-measures studies showed that a significant proportion of total variance in identity centrality occurred at the within-person level and perceived role progress influenced state identity centrality by engendering passion for the role contingent on in-role effort. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for management and organizations to inspire new intellectual debate and novel viewpoints to advance the microfoundation of identity theory.

KW - Entrepreneurship

KW - Business psychology

KW - within-person effect

KW - effort

KW - passion

KW - progress

KW - identity centrality

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U2 - 10.1037/apl0000465

DO - 10.1037/apl0000465

M3 - Journal articles

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JO - Journal of Applied Psychology

JF - Journal of Applied Psychology

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