ERIC Number: EJ642350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Gendered Influence of Downward Social Comparisons on Current and Possible Selves.
Kemmelmeier, Markus; Oyserman, Daphna
Journal of Social Issues, v57 n1 p129-48 2001
Examined the gendered influence of downward social comparisons among college students. Compared to men, women were more likely to feel that another's failure reflected their own chance of success, especially when it was considered due to personal characteristics. Men were more susceptible to dampened self-evaluations in light of another's failure if the failure was considered due to circumstances. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, College Students, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Differences, Student Attitudes
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