Nondefensive Personality : Autonomy and Control as Moderators of Defensive Coping and Self-Handicapping

@inproceedings{Knee1998NondefensiveP,
  title={Nondefensive Personality : Autonomy and Control as Moderators of Defensive Coping and Self-Handicapping},
  author={C. Raymond Knee and Miron Zuckerman},
  year={1998}
}
Previous work (Knee & Zuckerman, 1996) found that the combination of high autonomy and low control was associated with fewer self-enhancing attributions after success and fewer self-protective attributions after failure. The present research again found strong support for a synergistic effect of causality orientations on defensive behavior through a prospective examination of defensive coping strategies (e.g., denial, behavioral disengagement, and mental disengagement) and self-handicapping… CONTINUE READING

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