Exploring Trait-level Variance of Dispositional Need for Approval from Social Networks

dc.contributor.advisorLe, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorAbrams, Allyson
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-31T18:51:29Z
dc.date.available2014-01-31T18:51:29Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.description.sponsorshipHaverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10066/12709
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.accessHaverford users only
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcshSocial networks
dc.subject.lcshSocial acceptance
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects
dc.titleExploring Trait-level Variance of Dispositional Need for Approval from Social Networks
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