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dc.contributor.advisorArndt, Jamieeng
dc.contributor.authorVess, Matthew, 1981-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 9, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jamie Arndt.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The reactivity of state self-esteem has been linked to a number of important psychological outcomes, ranging from general well-being to psychological dysfunction. The present research aimed to identify a potential cause of state self-esteem reactivity by exploring how construal levels influence the extent to which state self-esteem reacts to positive and negative experiences. It was hypothesized that focusing on abstract, higher order aspects of social information would mitigate the effects of evaluative performance feedback on state self-esteem. The results of two studies generally supported this hypothesis. Participants induced to adopt an abstract orientation to information processing did not differ in state self-esteem after receiving positive, negative, or no performance feedback. Participants induced to adopt a concrete mindset, in contrast, experienced lower levels of state self-esteem following negative performance feedback. Study 3 failed to identify a mechanism underlying these effects, finding no effects of construal level and performance feedback on the cognitive accessibility of feedback-relevant information. The significance of these findings for understanding fluctuations in contextual self-esteem and psychological functioning are discussed.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentv, 47 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb7789103xeng
dc.identifier.oclc657336859eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/8441
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8441eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshAdjustment disorderseng
dc.subject.lcshSelf-esteemeng
dc.subject.lcshHuman information processingeng
dc.subject.lcshPsychological reactanceeng
dc.titleConstrual levels and the reactivity of state self-esteem to positive and negative experienceseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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