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ERIC Number: EJ178779
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Competitive Behavior: A Manifestation of Motivation for Ability Comparison
Conolley, Edward S.; And Others
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 14, 1, 123-31, Jan 78
Social comparison theory predicts that when the person is uncertain about the level of his ability, he may seek comparison information through competitive behavior. An experiment is reported in which the level of the subject's uncertainty about his competence was manipulated and subsequent measures of his competitive motivation and behavior were obtained. (Editor)
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