Quantifying self-motives: Functional links between dispositional desires.
Gregg, A, Hepper, E and Sedikides, C (2011) Quantifying self-motives: Functional links between dispositional desires. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41 (7). pp. 840-852.
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Previous research has sought to establish the existence, or gauge the relative strength, of key self-evaluation motives (i.e., self-enhancement, self-verification, self-assessment, self-improvement). Here, we attempted, across five samples, to quantify individual differences in self-motive strength, and explore their empirical ramifications. We devised brief self-report indices for each self-motive, and checked their factor structure, reliability, and validity. We found that self-enhancement covaried mainly with self-verification, and that self-assessment covaried mainly with self-improvement, thus validating key hypotheses regarding their functional links. Moreover, self-enhancement and self-verification covaried with positive personality traits, as well as with preferences for receiving positive feedback and perceptions of its accuracy. In sum, self-reported variations in dispositional self-motive strength form theoretically meaningful patterns.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Date :||December 2011|
|Identification Number :||10.1002/ejsp.827|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||motives, self-enhancement, self-verification, self-assessment, self-improvement|
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|Additional Information :||The definite version is available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejsp.v41.7/issuetoc|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||07 Jun 2013 15:27|
|Last Modified :||14 Nov 2013 15:23|
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