REFERENCE-GROUP THEORY

Concept which posits that any individual's outlook regarding values, attitudes, etc., is shaped by their self-identification with a specific reference group.

REFERENCE-GROUP THEORY: "Reference-group theory provides a concept which explains that an individual's identification with a specific reference group shapes their attitudes and values."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REFERENCE-GROUP THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reference-group-theory/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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