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Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring and the Behavioral Confirmation of the Self-Concept


Huić, Aleksandra; Kamenov, Željka
Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring and the Behavioral Confirmation of the Self-Concept // 15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology: Programme and Abstract Book
Zagreb: Society for Psychological Assistance, 2008. (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring and the Behavioral Confirmation of the Self-Concept

Autori
Huić, Aleksandra ; Kamenov, Željka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology: Programme and Abstract Book / - Zagreb : Society for Psychological Assistance, 2008

ISBN
978-953-6353-19-4

Skup
15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology

Mjesto i datum
Opatija, Hrvatska, 10. - 14. 06. 2008

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Self-consciousness; self-monitoring; self-concept; bihevioral confirmation

Sažetak
Individuals often take actions that provide them with opportunities to act upon and maintain their self-concept. Correspondence between one’ s self-concept and one’ s behavior is likely to be moderated by levels of one’ s self-consciousness and self-monitoring. Self-consciousness is a tendency of individuals to focus onto themselves. In doing this they can either direct their attention to their private aspects (their inner thoughts and feelings) or to their public aspects (what is seen by others). Self-monitoring refers to behavioral regulation based on relevant situational and interpersonal cues. These two individual difference variables should, in conjunction, help explain how individuals would behave in relevant situations in order to confirm their conceptions of self. Our goal was to test these theoretical assumptions in a highly self-relevant real life context. The study was conducted as a part of a communication skills course. 173 students taking the course, age ranging from 26 to 53, participated in the study. As a measure of self-concept we administered a self-report measure of communication skills in interpersonal relations. Self-consciousness scale (Fenigstein, Scheier and Buss, 1975) and Self-monitoring scale (Snyder, 1974) were also administered. During the course students had the opportunity to express their communication skills through their active participation in workshops and through demonstrating their theoretical knowledge. They also had a choice whether to prepare and give a public presentation or not. We examined how self-consciousness and self-monitoring contributed to behavioral confirmation of the self-concept in specified student activities.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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Projekt / tema
130-1301422-1420 - Uloga socio-kognitivnih procesa u samoregulaciji i interpersonalnim odnosima (Željka Kamenov, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb