Further Examining the Buffering Effect of Self-Esteem and Mastery on Emotions
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This research further investigates the buffering effect of self-esteem and mastery on respondents’ emotional reaction within identity theory. Using data from a study invoking the worker identity, I investigate how subjects’ reports of self-esteem and mastery influence their emotional reactions to identity non-verification. Consistent with theoretical expectations, the results support the prediction that mastery buffers subjects’ negative emotional reactions to identity non-verification. However, contrary to expectations, such predictions do not hold for self-esteem. The implications for these differences and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Harrod, M. (2013). Further Examining the Buffering effect of Self-Esteem and Mastery on Emotions. Current Research in Social Psychology 21, 42-51.
Current Research in Social Psychology
This article was originally published in Current Research in Social Psychology. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.