Browsing by Subject "Social acceptance"
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- ItemExploring Trait-level Variance of Dispositional Need for Approval from Social Networks(2008) Abrams, Allyson; Le, BenjaminThe present research examines need for approval from social networks in regards to an individual's relationship as a dispositional trait, varying at individual levels. In order to explore trait-level need for approval, associations between need for approval and other dispositional-level traits were examined, including self-esteem, attachment dimensions, personality traits, including extraversion, neuroticism, and agreeableness, collectivistic and individualistic orientations, and the dimensions of autonomy and sociotropy. Measurement of need for approval involved an original scale construction. Two-hundred eighty participants completed a web-based questionnaire. Significant associations were identified between dispositional-need for approval and individualism, collectivism, attachment avoidance, sociotropy, extraversion (including its facet of warmth), and agreeableness. These results suggest that need for approval from social networks is distinct, but related to individual difference dimensions.
- ItemPersonality Differences on Need for Approval for Romantic Relationships from Social Networks(2008) Fellows, Jefferson; Le, BenjaminPeople strive for acceptance from others, and need validation for many of their choices. Romantic relationships are an aspect of people's lives that are influenced by the opinions of friends and family. This study examined the need for approval from social networks pertaining to intimate relationships across the variables of attachment theory of avoidance and anxiety, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism, self-esteem, individualism, collectivism, sociotropy, and autonomy. A scale was devised to assess need for approval from their social network. A survey was completed by college students giving ratings for all the variables and the dependent variable of need for approval. Results indicated that collectivism, individualism, sociotropy, avoidance, extraversion, and agreeableness were each significantly associated with need for approval.