自己に対する評価と接近回避志向の関係性──制御焦点理論に基づく検討── [in Japanese] Valences of self-evaluation and approach-avoidance tendencies: Research based on regulatory focus theory [in Japanese]
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Four studies were conducted to investigate the relationship between valences of self-evaluation and approach-avoidance tendencies. Based on regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997, 1998), we predicted that positivity of self-evaluation is related to the tendency to approach gains, while negativity of self-evaluation is related to the tendency to avoid losses. In Study 1, a self-report measure of behavioral tendencies for approaching gains and avoiding losses was developed. In Studies 2 to 4, correlations between these approach/avoidance tendencies and various kinds of self-evaluations were examined. Overall, the authors' predictions were supported. The results suggest that the self-evaluation system and the self-regulation system work in close cooperation with each other in controlling human behavior.
- The Japanese journal of psychology
The Japanese journal of psychology 82(5), 450-458, 2011
The Japanese Psychological Association