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Age differences in social comparison tendency and personal relative deprivation

Callan, MJ and Kim, H and Matthews, WJ (2015) 'Age differences in social comparison tendency and personal relative deprivation.' Personality and Individual Differences, 87. 196 - 199. ISSN 0191-8869

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Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. We examined age-related differences in social comparison orientation and personal relative deprivation (PRD). In Study 1, participants (N= 1290) reported their tendencies to engage in social comparisons and PRD. Older adults reported lower levels of social comparison tendency and PRD, and social comparison tendency mediated the relation between age and PRD. The findings reported in Study 1 were replicated in Study 2 using a sample of participants between the ages of 18 to 30 (n= 180) and 60 + years old (n= 176). Our findings provide evidence that older adults report lower levels of social comparison tendency that, in turn, relate to lower levels of PRD.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2015 14:57
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14735

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