Self-regulation after mortality salience - National pride feelings of action-oriented German participants

Autor(en): Kazen, M
Baumann, N
Kuhl, J 
Stichwörter: action orientation; ATTITUDES; DEATH; DEFENSE; ESTEEM; NEED; ORIENTATION; PSI theory; Psychology; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; self-esteem; STATE; TERROR MANAGEMENT THEORY; VALIDITY
Erscheinungsdatum: 2005
Herausgeber: HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS
Journal: EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Volumen: 10
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 218
Seitenende: 228
Zusammenfassung: 
This research investigates mortality salience (MS) and national pride in Germany, a country in which, for historical reasons, attitudes toward the nation are negatively valued. Within this cultural context, utilizing national pride as a coping strategy for dealing with MS may require well-developed self-regulatory abilities: It was hypothesized that the typical increment in national pride after induced MS would be confined to action-oriented individuals, who are able to self-regulate after exposure to threatening information. Two studies with German participants showed that they negatively evaluated national pride. Consistent with expectations, action-oriented participants in the MS condition revalued this symbol and also gave higher attractiveness ratings to attributes related to their own culture. Results remained unchanged after controlling for participants' self-esteem. The combined role of self-regulation and culture in terror management is discussed.
ISSN: 10169040
DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040.10.3.218

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