Private self-consciousness as a moderator of outcome expectancy and outcome attribution in influencing behavior and affect

dc.contributor.committeeMemberKasschau, Richard A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRozelle, Richard M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPower, Thomas G.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSteele, Debra L.
dc.creatorRosenberg, Sue Shields
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the moderating effect of private self-consciousness in influencing behavioral and affective responses in an achievement situation. Predictions were derived from the Carver-Scheier (1981a) theory of self-directed attention. Fifty undergraduate females were pretested on the Self-Consciousness Scale and randomly assigned to four information conditions in a 2 x 2 (Outcome Expectancy x Outcome Attribution) factorial design. Private self-consciousness was modeled as a continuous variable to investigate its interaction with the treatments. With a confederate, subjects attempted four trials of a digit-cancellation task. Previously reported results for behavioral outcome were not replicated. However, the predicted three-way interaction did materialize for affective reactions to self (ps = .05 and .02) and to the confederate (p = .06). Results are discussed in terms of a reconciliation of the Carver-Scheier and Hull-Levy (1979) models of cognitive processes associated with private self-consciousness.
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dc.subjectSelf-consciousness (Awareness)
dc.subjectSelf-consciousness (Sensitivity)
dc.subjectAchievement motivation
dc.titlePrivate self-consciousness as a moderator of outcome expectancy and outcome attribution in influencing behavior and affect
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