Prestationsbaserad självkänsla och anspänning i en prestationssituation
2008 (Swedish)In: Stressforskningskongressen, 19-20 May 2008, Uppsala, Sverige, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
Contingent self-esteem built on achievements and competence on a basis of impoverished fundamental self-love is labeled Competence-Based Self-Esteem (CBSE). Individuals with this cognitive-motivational structure tend to drive themselves to the extent that they risk their own health in their striving to compensate for their low basic self-esteem. This means that CBSE is a disposition that increases an individual’s vulnerability to stress and potentially increases the risk for future health problems. This study compared physiological reactivity between high and low scorers (N = 61) on ‘The Competence Based Self-esteem Scale’ (Johnson & Blom, 2007) in a performance situation. To assess reactivity we used a traditional overt measure of blood pressure and a novel, covert measure of response force measured by a sensor installed in the computer mouse. The results showed that high scorers on the CBSE scale exhibited significantly stronger physiological reactivity indicated by higher blood pressure and more forceful responses, particularly in the first phase of the performance session, as compared to low scorers. Generally, the results suggest that, when expected to perform well, individuals with high CBSE strive harder and exhibit more tension and frustration compared to those with low CBSE. These results suggest that CBSE has behavioral consequences relevant for work-related stress and ill health.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
prestationsbaserad självkänsla, fysiologisk reaktivitet, anspänning, prestation, competence based self-esteem, performance, physiological reactivity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15585OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-15585DiVA: diva2:182105