Shame Proneness and Guilt Proneness : Toward the Further Understanding of Reactions to Public and Private Transgressions

@inproceedings{Wolf2015ShamePA,
  title={Shame Proneness and Guilt Proneness : Toward the Further Understanding of Reactions to Public and Private Transgressions},
  author={Scott T. Wolf},
  year={2015}
}
In Study 1, participants completed five extant shame and guilt proneness inventories based on different theoretical conceptions of the difference between shame and guilt. Factor analyses revealed that despite very different theoretical distinctions, the shame proneness subscales loaded on one factor, and the guilt proneness subscales loaded on one factor. In Study 2, we altered scale items so that hypothetical transgressions were committed in either public or private, and likelihood response… CONTINUE READING

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