THE EFFECT OF OBJECTIVE SELF AWARENESS ON COMPLIANCE IN A REACTANCE SITUATION
Abstract:Objective self awareness was varied to determine its effect on compliance and reactance. The experimental procedure was similar to that used in an early study of reactance (Brehm and Sensenig, 1966). The principal. result was that objective self awareness increased compliance, a result that is consistent with those of a number of other studies (e.g., Wicklund and Duval, 1971, Exp. II; Duval, 1976). In addition, males and females were found to differ in response to a threat to their freedom. Males tended to show traditional patterns of reactance and compliance, whereas females were more compliant under a high threat to freedom and displayed reactance-like behavior under a low degree of threat.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1978-01-01
More about this publication?
- The Journal's core purpose is scientific communication in the disciplines of Social Psychology, Developmental and Personality Psychology
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Contact the Publisher
- Manuscript Guidelines
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites