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ERIC Number: ED177407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Self-Consciousness and Body Image: Length and Accuracy of Self-Reports of Physical Characteristics.
Turner, Robert G.; Gilliland, LuNell
The extent to which private self-consciousness (as defined by Fenigstein, Scheier, and Buss, 1975) is related to the length and accuracy of self-reports concerning physical characteristics was investigated. In the first phase of the experiment subjects (N=87) listed their physical characteristics that they liked, disliked, or toward which they were neutral. In the second phase of the study, difference scores between subjects' estimates and actual measures of weight, height, chest size, and waist size were obtained. Results indicated that the amount and accuracy of knowledge about one's physical characteristics were significantly related to individual differences in private self-consciousness. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Self Consciousness Scale (Fenigstein et al)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (59th, San Diego, California, April 5-8, 1979)