The moderating impact of self-esteem on self-affirmation effects.

  title={The moderating impact of self-esteem on self-affirmation effects.},
  author={Camilla D{\"u}ring and Donna Catherine Jessop},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  volume={20 2},
OBJECTIVES This study explored whether self-esteem would moderate the effectiveness of a self-affirmation manipulation at increasing openness to personally relevant health-risk information. DESIGN The study employed a prospective experimental design. METHOD Participants (N = 328) completed either a self-affirmation manipulation or a control task, prior to reading information detailing the health-related consequences of taking insufficient exercise. They then completed a series of measures… CONTINUE READING
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