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Discrepancies between explicit and implicit self-esteem: implications for mate retention strategies and perceived infidelity.
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PMID:  23057188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the association between explicit self-esteem and relationship outcomes was moderated by implicit self-esteem. This was accomplished by asking 210 undergraduates who were currently involved in romantic relationships to complete measures of their explicit self-esteem, implicit self-esteem, mate retention strategies, and likelihood of future infidelity. Implicit self-esteem was found to moderate the association between high explicit self-esteem and relationship outcomes for male participants such that men with discrepant high self-esteem (i.e., high explicit self-esteem but low implicit self-esteem) reported less use of mate retention strategies and perceived a greater likelihood of future infidelity in their relationships during the next year. These findings provide additional support for the idea that fragile self-esteem may have consequences for the manner in which individuals perceive their relationships.
Virgil Zeigler-Hill; Jessica J Fulton; Chandler McLemore
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of social psychology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0022-4545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376372     Medline TA:  J Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  670-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oakland University, Department of Psychology, 111 Pryale Hall, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309, USA.
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