Development of a striving to avoid inferiority scale.

@article{Gilbert2007DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a striving to avoid inferiority scale.},
  author={Paul Gilbert and Claire Broomhead and Chris Irons and Kirsten McEwan and Rebecca Bellew and Alison Mills and Corinne Gale and Rebecca C. Knibb},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 Pt 3},
  pages={
          633-48
        }
}
Social rank theory suggests that mood variation is linked to the security a person feels in his/her social domain and the extent to which they are sensitive to involuntary subordination (e.g. feeling defeated and feeling inferior). Previous studies looking at rank-related and competitive behaviour have often focused on striving for dominance, whereas social rank theory has focused on striving to avoid inferiority. This study set out to develop a measure of 'Striving to Avoid Inferiority' (SAIS… 

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