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ERIC Number: ED166623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Liking for Evaluators as a Function of Self-Esteem.
Harper, Wesley E.
The effect of self-esteem on liking for evaluators was tested by first measuring the self-esteem of 64 junior college students; then giving them positive, ambiguous, or negative feedback in an interview concerning how they would handle group situations; and finally assessing their liking for the interviewer. Because subjects anticipated participating in a group, giving the evaluation future utility, consistency effects were predicted. It was hypothesized that positive evaluators would elicit more liking from high esteem persons, and negative evaluators, more liking from lows. Results showed that self-esteem interacted with evaluation as predicted, suggesting limits to the esteem-enchantment explanation of reactions to evaluations by others. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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