Napper, L., Harris, P.R. and Epton, T. (2009) Developing and testing a self-affirmation manipulation. Self and Identity, 8 (1). pp. 45-62. ISSN 1529-8868Full text not available from this repository.
We developed a new manipulation of self-affirmation that is simple to use, can be employed when circumstances prevent pre-sereening or using essay-based methods, and has a highly equivalent control task. In the process, we addressed theoretical and empirical questions highlighted in a recent review as requiring attention. In comparison to five controls, the manipulation promoted positive changes on measures designed to test whether people are self-affirmed. It produced a similar pattern on these measures to an existing self-affirmation manipulation. The matched control also performed well. There was no evidence of mediation by mood or stale self-esteem or moderation by trait self-esteem. We discuss the potential of the method and associated dependent measures in future self-affirmation research.
|Keywords:||Self-affirmation; Self-esteem; Defensiveness; Values; Health-risk information|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Miss Anthea Tucker|
|Date Deposited:||19 Oct 2009 10:24|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2009 10:24|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|