Looking ahead through lenses of justice: The relevance of just-world beliefs to intentions and confidence in the future

Sutton, Robbie M. and Winnard, Elizabeth J. (2007) Looking ahead through lenses of justice: The relevance of just-world beliefs to intentions and confidence in the future. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46 (3). pp. 649-666. ISSN 0144-6665 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/014466606X166220

Abstract

Recent research distinguishes the belief in a just-world for the self (BJW-self) from that for others (BJW-others), showing BJW-self to be associated with subjective well-being and BJW-others to be associated with harsh social attitudes. The present research examines the implications of these two types of just-world belief for aspects of motivation and ideation about the future. A sample of 100 young British adults living in assisted accommodation completed measures of BJW-self, BJW-others, life satisfaction and intention to engage in delinquent behaviour. They also listed their personal goals and indicated their confidence that they would attain them. In partial correlation and hierarchical regression analyses, BJW-self predicted confidence in the realization of goals, but was inversely related to delinquent intentions. In contrast, BJW-others was directly related to delinquent intentions but inversely related to confidence in achieving socially legitimate personal goals. These results were not attributable to variations in life satisfaction or in the achievability of participants' goals

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: PERSONAL STRIVINGS; PLANNED BEHAVIOR; SELF; ATTITUDES; DELINQUENCY; DISTINCTION; FANTASIES; MODERATOR; IMPACT; GOALS
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Jane Griffiths
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2008 17:09
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 08:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5908 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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