Title

The proxy model of social comparison for self-assessment of ability

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1997

NLM Title Abbreviation

Pers Soc Psychol Rev

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Personality and Social Psychology Review

PubMed ID

15647128

DOI of Published Version

10.1207/s15327957pspr0101_4

Abstract

One purpose of the social comparison of abilities is to determine action possibilities-"Can I do X?" By comparing ourselves with a proxy who has attempted X, we can determine our likelihood of success. A good proxy is one who has performed the same as us on an initial task requiring the ability. In addition, however, a good proxy must be similar on related attributes so that we can be confident that the proxy's performance on the initial task was maximal. In the case of a task requiring multiple abilities, more than one proxy may be used.

Published Article/Book Citation

Personality and Social Psychology Review, 1:1 (1997) pp.54-61. DOI:doi: 10.1207/s15327957pspr0101_4.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/951