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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
On tl>e basis of the social catergorization theory, awareness of belonging to a common category is a requisite for group formation. In this research which has been conducted among 131 Iranian students at Australia, the effects of social categorization on group preference were evaluated. According to the evaluations, there is not any relation between ethnic self-categorization and in-group formation. The meaningful changings related to the group formation have been explained by means of multiple regression analysises. The findings of this research show that the weak out-group cohesion and the strong ethnic pride were the powerful predicators of in-group formation.