Accession Number : ADA063806


Title :   An Investigation of the Interaction Effects of Acute Self-Esteem and Perceived Competence on Conformity.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Moss,Thomas Carlyle


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a063806.pdf


Report Date : 22 Dec 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : On the basis of previous research on conformity it was predicted that subjects who were subjected to acute self-esteem manipulations and perceived competence manipulations would conform differentially on a task involving ambiguous judgemental stimuli. Furthermore, the study was intended to provide a demonstration of the interaction effects of acute self-esteem and perceived competence. Acute self-esteem manipulations (high, low or no) were varied with perceived competence manipulations (high, low or no) in a 3 x 3 design in a conformity situation. An additional control group was tested under conditions of no social pressure. The results were generally consistent with previous research regarding perceived competence and its mediating role in conformity. The main effect of self-esteem and the interaction of self-esteem and perceived competence did not prove significant. Results were discussed in terms of procedural difficulties and potential sources of experimental error variance.


Descriptors :   *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY , *CONFORMITY , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , THESES , PERSONALITY TESTS , JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , DECEPTION , SOCIOMETRICS , FACTOR ANALYSIS , TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE