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Moving to Self-Present: An investigation into proposed antecedents of 2 x 2 Self-Presentation motives

Howle, T.C., Dimmock, J.A., Whipp, P.R.ORCID: 0000-0002-5895-2667 and Jackson, B. (2015) Moving to Self-Present: An investigation into proposed antecedents of 2 x 2 Self-Presentation motives. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37 (5). pp. 547-558.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2015-0067
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Abstract

Two studies involving high school physical education students were conducted to investigate associations between 2 x 2 self-presentation motives and theorized antecedents. In Study 1 (n = 445), using path analysis, we found that positive predictive pathways emerged from fear of negative evaluation, trait agency and communion, self-presentational efficacy, and social self-efficacy to 2 x 2 motives. In Study 2 (n = 301), using cluster analysis, we found that approximately half the cohort was classified into a high motive endorsement cluster and half into a low motive endorsement cluster. The high cluster had significantly higher 2 x 2 motive, fear of negative evaluation, trait agency and communion, and self-efficacy scores. This work represents the first concerted effort to empirically examine proposed antecedents of 2 x 2 motives and serves to inform theorists and practitioners about dispositional and context-specific factors that may align with these motives.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Copyright: © 2015 Human Kinetics
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55143
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