Within-person relationships between daily self-esteem, need satisfaction, and authenticity

Whitney L. Heppner , Michael H. Kernis , John B. Nezlek , Joshua Foster , Chad E. Lakey , Brian M. Goldman


This study examined the within-person relationships among daily self-esteem, felt authenticity (i.e., the operation of one's “true self”), and satisfaction of psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. We also included measures of affect to control for the variance these constructs might share with affect. Over a 2-week period, 116 participants responded daily to measures of these variables. Multilevel random-coefficients modeling revealed that authenticity, autonomy, competence, and relatedness were all positively and significantly related to daily reports of self-esteem, even when we controlled for the contributions of pleasant and unpleasant affect. We discuss the roles of authenticity and psychological needs in daily feelings of self-worth.
Author Whitney L. Heppner
Whitney L. Heppner ,,
, Michael H. Kernis
Michael H. Kernis,,
, John B. Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John B. Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Joshua Foster
Joshua Foster,,
, Chad E. Lakey
Chad E. Lakey,,
, Brian M. Goldman
Brian M. Goldman,,
Journal seriesPsychological Science in the Public Interest, ISSN 1529-1006, (A 50 pkt)
Issue year2008
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
URL journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02215.x
Languageen angielski
Not used for evaluationyes
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 10.509; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 12.833 (2) - 2016=23.625 (5)
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