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Using self-handicaps to protect self-esteem: young peoples' responses to evaluative threat in sport

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Cooley, PD and Pedersen, SJ, Using self-handicaps to protect self-esteem: young peoples' responses to evaluative threat in sport, Universal Journal of Psychology, 2, (2) pp. 95-102. ISSN 2332-3485 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2014 Horizon Research Publishing

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DOI: doi:10.13189/ ujp.2014.020207

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship between self-esteem, certainty of self-esteem and trait self-handicapping and the use of self-avowals of performance disruption. A random sample of young people for whom sport was highly self-relevant, were randomly allocated to a condition that exposed them to unexplained failure on a sport test or a non-evaluative condition. Results showed that low self-esteem individuals who experienced unexpected failure significantly reported more performance disruption as a self-handicap. Trait self-handicapping, certainty of self-esteem and gender were not predictors of self-handicapping. Recommendations for teachers and coaches are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:self-handicapping, self-esteem, sport
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Cooley, PD (Dr Dean Cooley)
Author:Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)
ID Code:89525
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-03-06
Last Modified:2015-06-10
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