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Relations between explicit and implicit self-esteem measures and self-presentation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology.
2016 (English)In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 95, 159-161 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Three explicit self-esteem measures with different conceptualization and item content were compared with regard to their association with implicit self-esteem (SE) and positive self-presentation. The results revealed a pattern where affective–experiential basic SE appears to have more similarity with implicit self-esteem than cognitive–evaluative general SE measures. Basic SE was the only explicit SE measure that predicted significantly implicit self-esteem. Most of the self-presentational styles lacked association with implicit SE and basic SE but played a substantial role for the general SE scales. The results suggest the importance of considering self-report measures potential to tap unbiased self-esteem.

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2016. Vol. 95, 159-161 p.
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self-presentation, explicit self-esteem, implicit self-esteem, validity
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127672DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.045ISI: 000373549900029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127672DiVA: diva2:910669
Available from: 2016-03-09 Created: 2016-03-09 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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