Accession Number : ADA018030

Title :   Objective Self Awareness, Self-Esteem and Causal Attributions for Success and Failure.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Nadler,Arie

Report Date : FEB 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The investigation has applied the theory of objective self awareness (Duval and Wicklund, 1972) to the study of causal attributions that actors make for their past performance. A 2 (male vs. female subject) by 2 (success vs. failure) by 3 (objective self-awareness vs. control vs. time control) by 2 (high vs. low self-esteem subjects) design was employed. Objective self-awareness was manipulated by exposing subjects to their image on a wall mirror after they received the success or failure experience. The results are discussed with respect to personality and sex.

Descriptors :   *Psychological tests, *Perception(Psychology), Performance(Human), Assessment, Failure, Feedback, Reaction(Psychology), Personality, Theory, Males, Females, Level(Quantity), Test methods

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE