Physiological and behavioral reactivity when one's self-worth is staked on competence
2011 (English)In: Individual Differences Research, ISSN 1541-745X, Vol. 9, 138-152 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Contingent self-esteem, where one‟s self-value is staked on success and competence, is a particularly vulnerable disposition with impact on well-being. This study compared physiological and behavioral reactivity between individuals self-rated as high and low in competence based self-esteem (N = 61), in a performance situation. To assess reactivity we used a traditional overt measure of blood pressure and a novel, covert, measure of response force. The results show that high scorers in competence based self-esteem exhibited an overall pattern of stronger reactivity as indicated by higher blood pressure and response force as compared to low scorers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 9, 138-152 p.
contingent self-esteem, competence, reactivity, blood pressure, response force
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-55397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-55397DiVA: diva2:403392