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Physiological and behavioral reactivity when one’s self-worth is staked on competence

Blom, Victoria; Johnson, Maarit and Patching, Geoffrey LU (2011) In Individual Differences Research 9. p.138-152
Abstract
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.
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Contingent self-esteem, competence, reactivity, blood pressure, response force
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Individual Differences Association
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Blom, Victoria and Johnson, Maarit and Patching, Geoffrey},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {138--152},
  publisher    = {Individual Differences Association},
  series       = {Individual Differences Research},
  title        = {Physiological and behavioral reactivity when one’s self-worth is staked on competence},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2011},
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