The Importance of Distinguishing the Belief in a Just World for Self Versus for Others: Implications for Psychological Well-Being

  title={The Importance of Distinguishing the Belief in a Just World for Self Versus for Others: Implications for Psychological Well-Being},
  author={Isaac M. Lipkusa and C. Dalbert and I. Siegler},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={666 - 677}
Studies have shown that the belief in a just world (BJW) is related to psychological well-being. The authors suggest that studies exploring this relationship might benefit by making the distinction between the BJW for self versus for others or in general. In two studies, the authors assessed subjects' perceptions of depression, stress, and life satisfaction for self and for others. Subjects also completed measures of the five-factor model of personality. As predicted, the BJW for self most… Expand
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