publication . Research . 2007

The Influence of Personal and Collective Self-Esteem on the Interpersonal and Inter-group Evaluations of Japanese University Students

Brown, R. A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: 情報研究 = Information and Communication Studies, volume 36, pages 1-16 (issn: 0389-3367, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 文教大学
Abstract
A sample of 236 Japanese college students evaluated themselves, two in-groups, and two outgroups,on five positive and five negative traits. They also completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scaleand two subscales of the Luhtanen & Crocker Collective Self-Esteem Scale. The results revealed thatthe personal and collective self-esteem of Japanese college students is unaffected by perceptions of interpersonal or inter-group superiority or inferiority. It is therefore inferred that personal or group enhancement is not universally associated with personal or collective self-esteem. Individuals can maintain self-esteem without derogating out-groups or holding illusory "bet...
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free text keywords: in-group bias, inter-group perception, self-concept, self-esteem, self-effacement
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