Implicit theories of a desire for fame.

@article{Maltby2008ImplicitTO,
  title={Implicit theories of a desire for fame.},
  author={J. Maltby and Liz Day and D. Giles and R. Gillett and M. Quick and Honey Langcaster-James and P. Linley},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 Pt 2},
  pages={
          279-92
        }
}
  • J. Maltby, Liz Day, +4 authors P. Linley
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • British journal of psychology
  • The aim of the present studies was to generate implicit theories of a desire for fame among the general population. In Study 1, we were able to develop a nine-factor analytic model of conceptions of the desire to be famous that initially comprised nine separate factors; ambition, meaning derived through comparison with others, psychologically vulnerable, attention seeking, conceitedness, social access, altruistic, positive affect, and glamour. Analysis that sought to examine replicability among… CONTINUE READING

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