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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/324770
Title:
Economic Inequality Is Linked to Biased Self-Perception
Authors:
Loughnan, Steve; Kuppens, Peter; Allik, Jüri; Balazs, Katalin; De Lemus, Soledad; Dumont, Kitty; Gargurevich, Rafael; Hidegkuti, Istvan; Leidner, Bernhard; Matos, Lennia; Park, Joonha; Realo, Anu; Shi, Junqi; Sojo, Victor Eduardo; Yuk-yue Tong; Vaes, Jeroen; Verduyn, Philippe; Yeung, Victoria; Haslam, Nick
Citation:
Psychol Sci. 2011 Oct;22(10):1254-8
Publisher:
Association for Psychological Science
Journal:
Psychological science
Issue Date:
13-Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/324770
DOI:
10.1177/0956797611417003
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21948855
Abstract:
People’s self-perception biases often lead them to see themselves as better than the average person (a phenomenon known as self-enhancement). This bias varies across cultures, and variations are typically explained using cultural variables, such as individualism versus collectivism. We propose that socioeconomic differences among societies—specifically, relative levels of economic inequality—play an important but unrecognized role in how people evaluate themselves. Evidence for selfenhancement was found in 15 diverse nations, but the magnitude of the bias varied. Greater self-enhancement was found in societies with more income inequality, and income inequality predicted cross-cultural differences in self-enhancement better than did individualism/collectivism. These results indicate that macrosocial differences in the distribution of economic goods are linked to microsocial processes of perceiving the self.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Keywords:
Self-perception; Self-enhancement; Income inequality; Culture; Self-esteem; Sociocultural Factors; Socioeconomic Status
ISSN:
0956-7976
EISSN:
1467-9280
Email:
s.loughnan@kent.ac.uk

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dc.contributor.authorLoughnan, Stevespa
dc.contributor.authorKuppens, Peterspa
dc.contributor.authorAllik, Jürispa
dc.contributor.authorBalazs, Katalinspa
dc.contributor.authorDe Lemus, Soledadspa
dc.contributor.authorDumont, Kittyspa
dc.contributor.authorGargurevich, Rafaelspa
dc.contributor.authorHidegkuti, Istvanspa
dc.contributor.authorLeidner, Bernhardspa
dc.contributor.authorMatos, Lenniaspa
dc.contributor.authorPark, Joonhaspa
dc.contributor.authorRealo, Anuspa
dc.contributor.authorShi, Junqispa
dc.contributor.authorSojo, Victor Eduardospa
dc.contributor.authorYuk-yue Tongspa
dc.contributor.authorVaes, Jeroenspa
dc.contributor.authorVerduyn, Philippespa
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Victoriaspa
dc.contributor.authorHaslam, Nickspa
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T22:46:01Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-13T22:46:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014-08-13-
dc.identifier.citationPsychol Sci. 2011 Oct;22(10):1254-8spa
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0956797611417003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/324770-
dc.description.abstractPeople’s self-perception biases often lead them to see themselves as better than the average person (a phenomenon known as self-enhancement). This bias varies across cultures, and variations are typically explained using cultural variables, such as individualism versus collectivism. We propose that socioeconomic differences among societies—specifically, relative levels of economic inequality—play an important but unrecognized role in how people evaluate themselves. Evidence for selfenhancement was found in 15 diverse nations, but the magnitude of the bias varied. Greater self-enhancement was found in societies with more income inequality, and income inequality predicted cross-cultural differences in self-enhancement better than did individualism/collectivism. These results indicate that macrosocial differences in the distribution of economic goods are linked to microsocial processes of perceiving the self.eng
dc.formatapplication/pdfspa
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherAssociation for Psychological Sciencespa
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21948855spa
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.subjectSelf-perceptionspa
dc.subjectSelf-enhancementspa
dc.subjectIncome inequalityspa
dc.subjectCulturespa
dc.subjectSelf-esteemspa
dc.subjectSociocultural Factorsspa
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Statusspa
dc.titleEconomic Inequality Is Linked to Biased Self-Perceptionspa
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlespa
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9280-
dc.identifier.journalPsychological sciencespa
dc.description.fundingSteve Loughnan is a postdoctoral research associate funded by the Leverhulme Trust (F/00236/W). Peter Kuppens is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders and is supported by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Research Council Grants GOA/05/04 and OT/11/031. Anu Realo and Jüri Allik were supported by a grant from the Estonian Ministry of Education and Science (SF0180029s08). Junqi Shi was supported by a grant from the National Nature Foundation of China (NSFC:71021001).eng
dc.description.peer-reviewRevisión por paresspa
dc.contributor.emails.loughnan@kent.ac.ukspa
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