Objective Self Awareness, Self-Esteem and Causal Attributions for Success and Failure.
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND
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The investigation has applied the theory of objective self awareness Duval and Wicklund, 1972 to the study of causal attributions that actors make for their past performance. A 2 male vs. female subject by 2 success vs. failure by 3 objective self-awareness vs. control vs. time control by 2 high vs. low self-esteem subjects design was employed. Objective self-awareness was manipulated by exposing subjects to their image on a wall mirror after they received the success or failure experience. The results are discussed with respect to personality and sex.