Social Comparison Processes in Autobiographies of Adult Cancer Survivors

@article{Bellizzi2006SocialCP,
  title={Social Comparison Processes in Autobiographies of Adult Cancer Survivors},
  author={K. Bellizzi and T. Blank and C. Oakes},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={777 - 786}
}
Cancer survivors often compare their situations to other survivors’ situations. However, types of social comparison processes used and resulting outcomes are not clearly delineated. This study explores usage and consequences of three social comparison styles (downward, upward and parallel) of adult cancer survivors in free narratives, using content analysis of 30 autobiographical books by survivors ranging in age from 30-70 (M = 54, SD = 10.04); 43 percent prostate cancer, 17 percent breast… Expand

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