Applying Dimensional Comparison Theory to the Fundamental Dimensions of Social Judgement - Agency and Communion.

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Helm F, Abele-Brehm A, Müller-Kalthoff H, Möller J
Journal: Learning and Individual Differences
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 54
Pages range: 116-125
ISSN: 1873-3425
Language: English


Abstract


The present research tests predictions of Dimensional Comparison Theory (DCT) with respect to the fundamental dimensions of social judgment, agency (A) and communion (C). A and C represent fundamental challenges every person is confronted with: getting ahead and getting along. It is examined if dimensional comparisons take place in self-evaluations of A and C. Dimensional comparisons are carried out between one's own characteristics in two domains and influence on domain-specific self-concepts, in the way that positive feedback in one domain negatively affects self-concept in the other domain. Study 1 (N = 493 students) regressed in a path-analytic design students' self-ascriptions of A and C on peer- and teacher-evaluations of students' A and C. Study 2a (N = 92 university students) and 2b (N = 91 university students) experimentally studied the effect of feedback on A and C on self-evaluation in the non-corresponding domain. Findings from both studies speak for the existence of contrastive dimensional comparisons between the two domains.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abele-Brehm, Andrea Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity


How to cite

APA:
Helm, F., Abele-Brehm, A., Müller-Kalthoff, H., & Möller, J. (2017). Applying Dimensional Comparison Theory to the Fundamental Dimensions of Social Judgement - Agency and Communion. Learning and Individual Differences, 54, 116-125.

MLA:
Helm, F., et al. "Applying Dimensional Comparison Theory to the Fundamental Dimensions of Social Judgement - Agency and Communion." Learning and Individual Differences 54 (2017): 116-125.

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