"I know you self-handicapped last exam": gender differences in reactions to self-handicapping.

@article{Hirt2003IKY,
  title={"I know you self-handicapped last exam": gender differences in reactions to self-handicapping.},
  author={Edward R. Hirt and Sean M. McCrea and Hillary I Boris},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={
          177-93
        }
}
Past research has shown that self-handicapping involves the trade-off of ability-related attributional benefits for interpersonal costs. Study 1 examined whether perceiver or target sex moderates impressions of self-handicapping targets. Although target sex was not an important factor, female perceivers were consistently more critical of behavioral self-handicappers. Two additional studies replicated this gender difference with variations of the handicap. Study 3 examined the motives inferred… CONTINUE READING

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