People have access to implicit self-esteem unless they do not apply an ego defence

Aleksandra Fila-Jankowska


Background Early definitions of implicit self-esteem (ISE) assumed its unconscious character. Although researchers have shown ways to achieve consistency between explicit and implicit self-esteem measures, no one has demonstrated that people may be aware of their ISE. Participants and procedure In the experiment with 85 participants aged from 19 to 45 years a “lie detector” procedure was used to overcome the self- nhancement bias. The definition of ISE, given to participants, referred to the phenomenon, manifested in popular ISE measures. Results In participants who were convinced that they were being assessed in the presence of a lie detector, a significant correlation between referred and actual ISE was shown. Individuals characterised by defensive high self-esteem in natural conditions were less accurate in ISE estimation than those with secure high self-esteem. Conclusions The results, demonstrating people’s access to their implicit self-esteem, may have important implications for clinical, well-being, self-acceptance, or educational issues.
Author Aleksandra Fila-Jankowska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie)
Aleksandra Fila-Jankowska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Sopocie
Journal seriesCurrent Issues in Personality Psychology, ISSN 2353-4192, e-ISSN 2353-561X, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishimplicit self-esteem; awareness of implicit attitude; self-enhancement; self-deception; defensive high self-esteem
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 12.0, 15-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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