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J Pers Soc Psychol. 2007 Mar;92(3):506-25.

The psychological structure of pride: a tale of two facets.

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Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. jltracy@psych.ubc.ca

Abstract

To provide support for the theoretical distinction between 2 facets of pride, authentic and hubristic (J. L. Tracy & R. W. Robins, 2004a), the authors conducted 7 studies. Studies 1-4 demonstrate that the 2 facets (a) emerge in analyses of the semantic meaning of pride-related words, the dispositional tendency to experience pride, and reports of actual pride experiences; (b) have divergent personality correlates and distinct antecedent causal attributions; and (c) do not simply reflect positively and negatively valenced, high- and low-activation, or state versus trait forms of pride. In Studies 5-7, the authors develop and demonstrate the reliability and validity of brief, 7-item scales that can be used to assess the facets of pride in future research.

PMID:
17352606
DOI:
10.1037/0022-3514.92.3.506
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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