Uskul, Ayse K. and Hynie, Michaela (2007) Self-Construal and Concerns Elicited by Imagined and Real Health Problems. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37 (9). pp. 2156-2189. ISSN 0021-9029. (Full text available)
In 2 studies, we examined the relationship between self-construal and illness-related concerns. In Study 1, participants imagined themselves experiencing a health problem described in a scenario and answered closed-ended questions about the concerns that this situation would likely elicit. The experience of social illness concerns was predicted by collective self-construal, and the experience of personal illness concerns tended to be predicted by endorsement of individual self-construal. In Study 2, participants recalled a past health problem and related consequences, which were content-coded. Collective self-construal predicted the extent to which people mentioned issues related to others in their free-recall illness descriptions and the number of other-related consequences that were generated when specifically asked about them.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Ayse Uskul|
|Date Deposited:||06 Dec 2012 16:38|
|Last Modified:||08 Jan 2014 10:05|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32394 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|