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ERIC Number: EJ938729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-16
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1088-7423
The Effects of Language Priming and Unique vs. Collective Self-Priming on Independent and Interdependent Self-Construal among Chinese University Students Currently Studying English
Dixon, David J.; Robinson-Riegler, Greg L.
Current Research in Social Psychology, v14 n8 p122-133 Feb 2009
Mainland Chinese college students majoring in English language studies completed new measures of independent self-construal and interdependent self-construal. Participants completed these in English or in Chinese, after having engaged in either a self-priming task in which they wrote about unique features of the self or their memberships in social groups. Independent self-construal scores were lower when the task was presented in English. Interdependent self-construal scores were lower after having completed the unique self-prime. These findings are discussed in terms of biculturalism, bilingualism, foreign language processing difficulty and differential potencies of primes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China