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Titolo:
When downward comparison produces negative affect: The sense of control asa moderator
Autore:
Michinov, N;
Indirizzi:
Univ Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France Univ Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand France al, Clermont Ferrand, France
Titolo Testata:
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
fascicolo: 5, volume: 29, anno: 2001,
pagine: 427 - 444
SICI:
0301-2212(2001)29:5<427:WDCPNA>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SOCIAL-COMPARISON ORIENTATION; AFFECTIVE CONSEQUENCES; DISABLED INDIVIDUALS; COMPARISON DIRECTION; COMPARISON DIMENSION; PERSONAL CONTROL; CANCER-PATIENTS; SELF-ESTEEM; BEHAVIOR; STRESS;
Keywords:
social comparison; sense of control; affect; identification;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
67
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Michinov, N CNRS, UMR 6024, Lab Psychol Sociale Cognit, 34 Ave Carnot, F-63037 Clermont Ferrand, France CNRS 34 Ave Carnot Clermont Ferrand France F-63037 nd, France
Citazione:
N. Michinov, "When downward comparison produces negative affect: The sense of control asa moderator", SOC BEH PER, 29(5), 2001, pp. 427-444

Abstract

It has been assumed that engaging in upward or downward comparison can either improve or deteriorate affect, depending on the amount of control individuals feel they have over the comparison dimension. The main goal of the present study was to determine whether an individual difference factor such as the sense of control can moderate the relationship between social comparison and affect. The results showed that for downward comparison, the lowerthe participants scored on the sense of control, the higher the negative affect they experienced. Unexpectedly, the sense of control was unrelated toaffect in upward comparison. Additional results indicated that identification with the comparison targets had an impact on negative affect. This study provides evidence that the sense of control may be useful in understanding affective reactions to social comparisons. The theoretical implications in downward comparison theory are discussed.

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