Self-Esteem and Direct Versus Indirect Forms of Self-Enhancement

@inproceedings{JONATHO1988SelfEsteemAD,
  title={Self-Esteem and Direct Versus Indirect Forms of Self-Enhancement},
  author={N JONATHO and David Brown and Jim Brown and Robert G. Collins and Giulio Schmidt},
  year={1988}
}
Two studies explored the relation between self-esteem and self-enhancement biases. It was proposed that people with high self-esteem engage in forms of self-enhancement in which the self is directly linked to positive identities and outcomes, whereas people with low self-esteem engage in forms of self-enhancement in which the self is indirectly linked to positive identities and outcomes. To test the hypothesis, we examined group favoritism as a function of self-esteem and group involvement. As… CONTINUE READING

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