publication . Article . 2013

Self-Focus and Procedural Fairness: The Role of Self-Rumination and Self-Reflection

Lieven Brebels; David De Cremer; Constantine Sedikides; Alain Van Hiel;
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  • Published: 30 Mar 2013 Journal: Social Justice Research, volume 26, pages 151-167 (issn: 0885-7466, eissn: 1573-6725, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
This article examined the differential role of self-rumination and self-reflection on the psychological influence of procedural fairness. Study 1 induced self-rumination and self-reflection relative to an outward-focused control. Self-rumination increased the perceived importance of procedural fairness, whereas self-reflection decreased it. Study 2, assessing individual differences in self-rumination and self-reflection, showed that a standard procedural fairness manipulation (voice vs. no voice) predicted future interaction preferences with the enactment source among those high (but not low) in self-rumination and among those low (but not high) in self-reflection. The findings validate a multiple process approach to understanding the role of the self in procedural fairness.
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free text keywords: Law, Sociology and Political Science, Anthropology, Social Sciences, NEGATIVE AFFECT, OVERRIDE CONCERNS, PERSONAL UNCERTAINTY, VALUE PROTECTION MODEL, UNCERTAINTY MANAGEMENT, JUSTICE, CONSCIOUSNESS, ATTENTION, ESTEEM, JUDGMENTS, Procedural fairness, Self, Self-focus, Self-rumination, Self-reflection, Psychology, Self focus, Cognitive psychology, Self, Rumination, medicine.symptom, medicine, Social psychology, Self-reflection
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