Relationship between self-acceptance and adjustment, repression-sensitization and social competence.

  title={Relationship between self-acceptance and adjustment, repression-sensitization and social competence.},
  author={C Z Feder},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={73 4},
  • C. Feder
  • Published 1 August 1968
  • Psychology
  • Journal of abnormal psychology
Ss were 40 male patients hospitalized on a psychiatric ward and defined as maladjusted and 40 male patients hospitalized on a medical-surgical ward and defined as adjusted. The medical and psychiatric groups were each composed of equal subgroups of low-competence repressers, low-competence sensitizers, high-competence repressers, and high-competence sensitizers. All Ss completed a social desirability minimized Q sort for "real self" and for "ideal self." Results showed that self-acceptance as… 
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