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dc.contributor.authorCaravalho, Amanda Lee
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:27:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:27:07Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.othercaravalho_amanda_l_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/caravalho_amanda_l_201005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26265
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated the consequences of stereotype threat on self-handicapping in the context of an athletic task. Eighty-three participants completed two packets of questionnaires and performed a golf task under one of two conditions. It was hypothesized that White participants (n=66) with fragile self-esteem (i.e. high global self-esteem, high contingency, and high instability) would experience greater self-handicapping when in the threat condition where the task was framed as a test of an individual’s “natural athletic ability.” A significant three-way interaction, level of self-esteem by contingency by condition, was found to support this hypothesis thus implying the use of behavioral self-handicapping as a defensive mechanism in the threat condition. A second three-way interaction indicated that those with high global self-esteem and high instability when in the threat condition predicted they would do well thus suggesting more confidence and possibly overconfidence in their ability. The implications of both interactions are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectStereotype threat
dc.subjectFragile self-esteem
dc.subjectContingent self-esteem
dc.subjectInstability of self-esteem
dc.subjectSelf-handicapping
dc.titleStereotype threat and the role fragile self-esteem plays in self-handicapping
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorVictoria Plaut
dc.description.committeeVictoria Plaut
dc.description.committeeLenny L. Martin
dc.description.committeeW. Keith Campbell


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