Self-Threat Magnifies the Self-Serving Bias: A Meta-Analytic Integration

  title={Self-Threat Magnifies the Self-Serving Bias: A Meta-Analytic Integration},
  author={W. K. Campbell and Constantine Sedikides},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={23 - 43}
Experiments testing the self-serving bias (SSB; taking credit for personal success but blaming external factors for personal failure) have used a multitude of moderators (i.e., role, task importance, outcome expectancies, self-esteem, achievement motivation, self-focused attention, task choice, perceived task difficulty, interpersonal orientation, status, affect, locus of control, gender, and task type). The present meta-analytic review established the viability and pervasiveness of the SSB and… 

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