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Need for closure, gender and social self-esteem of youngsters

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  • Vermeir, I.
  • Geuens, M.

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    (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School)

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The present study focuses on social self-esteem of youngsters (i.e. esteem derived from approval of others), a widespread, important pursuit of youngsters in modern society. More specifically, we explored the relationship between social self-esteem on the one hand, and an individual difference measure, Need for Closure, and gender on the other hand. Results show that NFCL and gender significantly relate to social self-esteem values like eagerness for approval and tranquility, achievement pressure and competence orientation, individualism, independency and appearance mindedness. NFCL and gender also affect youngster’s social esteem related self-images. In addition, interesting interaction effects were identified. Limitations and directions for future research are suggested.

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Paper provided by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in its series Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series with number 2005-33.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 12 Feb 2006
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Handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2005-33

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Keywords: Need for Closure; Values; Self-Image; Gender; Social Self-Esteem;

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  1. Vermeir, Iris & Van Kenhove, Patrick & Hendrickx, Hendrik, 2002. "The influence of need for closure on consumer's choice behaviour," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 23(6), pages 703-727, December.
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