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      The influence of possible selves on globalcitizenshipidentification

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            We examined the influence of a 'possible self' activity on antecedents, identification, and outcomes of global citizenship. Participants wrote about either hoped-for selves as active global citizens, feared selves as inactive global citizens, or a typical day (control) and then answered questions to gauge their global citizenidentification. Results show that the saliency of a feared self as an inactive global citizen led to greater identification with the global citizen identity. A structural equation model shows that feared self (vs hoped-for self) predicted greater global citizenship identification, through the perception of one's normative environment as prescribing a global citizen identity and global awareness. Global citizenship identification predicted greater endorsement of prosocial values and behaviours (e.g.intergroup empathy and helping). The results support the use of a 'feared self' activity to engender global citizenship identification and prosocial values instudents.

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            Journal
            72010448
            International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
            int j develop educ gobal learn
            IOE Press
            1756-5278
            01 December 2014
            : 6
            : 3
            : 63-78
            Article
            1756-5278(20141201)6:3L.63;1- s5.phd /ioep/ijdegl/2014/00000006/00000003/art00005
            10.18546/IJDEGL.06.3.05
            caae5fde-a59b-47a6-962d-703eaeacc5d5
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,General education
            NORMATIVE,ENVIRONMENT,GLOBAL AWARENESS,GLOBAL CITIZEN,PROSOCIAL VALUES,POSSIBLE SELVES

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