Comparison Direction and Comparison Dimension among Disabled Individuals: Toward a Refined Conceptualization of Social Comparison Under Stress

@inproceedings{Buunk1995ComparisonDA,
  title={Comparison Direction and Comparison Dimension among Disabled Individuals: Toward a Refined Conceptualization of Social Comparison Under Stress},
  author={Bram P. Buunk},
  year={1995}
}
In a sample of 168 Dutch individuals falling under the Disablement Insurance Act, it was found that (a) uncertainty and frustration were related to a need for social comparison; (b) the desire for information about similar others was stronger than the desire for affiliation with such others; (c) the evaluation of one's situation was particularly affected by health problems and independently by the perception of being worse off than others;(d) there was a relatively stronger preference for… CONTINUE READING

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