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Self-discrepancies: Measurement and relation to various negative affective states

Salih, Ozgul; Heubeck, Bernd; Ward, Jeffrey; Wilkinson, Ross


This study examined the validity of two methods for assessing self-discrepancies: an idiographic method (The Selves Questionnaire, SQ) and a nomothetic method (Adjective Rating List, ARL). It also tested several major hypotheses of self-discrepancy theory regarding the relations between self-discrepancies and emotional discomfort. SQ and ARL scores from 220 participants demonstrated moderate correlations between instruments and high intercorrelations between discrepancy scores within...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/00049530412331312884


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