Individual differences in self-affirmation: Distinguishing self-affirmation from positive self-regard

HARRIS, Peter R., GRIFFIN, Dale W., NAPPER, Lucy E., BOND, Rod, SCHÜZ, Benjamin, STRIDE, Christopher and BREARLEY, Irina (2018). Individual differences in self-affirmation: Distinguishing self-affirmation from positive self-regard. Self and Identity, 1-42.

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    Abstract

    Research into self-affirmation has almost exclusively employed experimental manipulations. In this paper we address individual differences in the tendency to respond to threats with self-affirming cognitions and distinguish this from two overlapping constructs: habitual positive self-thought and trait self-esteem. Items we designed to measure self-affirmation were represented by three first-order factors and loaded on a higher-order factor, creating the Spontaneous Self-Affirmation Measure (SSAM). The SSAM correlated moderately with self-esteem and habitual positive self-thought. In competitive analyses, the SSAM was an independent predictor of a large number of outcomes. The studies provide evidence about the correlates of individual differences in reported spontaneous self-affirmation in response to threat and the contribution made to this response by habitual positive self-thought and trait self-esteem.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology; 1608 Sociology; Social Psychology
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2018.1504819
    Page Range: 1-42
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 10:10
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 01:18
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24287

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