Koszty psychologiczne politycznych zachowań protestacyjnych a gotowość do ich ponownego podejmowania
Rocznik: 2002 Tom: 8 Numer: 2
The article deals with psychological costs of political protest behaviours and presents be Research carried out among participants of political protests. Negative emotions felt by an individual during protests and negative appraisals of protest behaviours are referred to as psychological costs. The subjects of the research were 246 people employed in state-owned enterprises in Silesia (Poland). They all participated in strikes ad anti-governmental demonstrations. It turned out that the negative appraisal of protest behaviours decreases the willingness to stage them again. The employees who id a strong feeling of solidarity do not appraise protest behaviours negatively, i.e. as nonsensical and uneconomical. The feeling of injustice correlates positively with that .of solidarity. People Who experienced a strong feeling of injustice andsolidarity are willing to adopt protest behaviours again. People who felt negative emotions like disappointment, helplessness, uncertainty and negative appraisal resigned from participating in protests again. Economic threats and attribution to authority (i.e. flaming the government for the economic threats) contribute to adopting protest behaviours. People with higher education accept the liberal model of the state and are not willing to manifest protest behaviours.