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Self-focus and procedural fairness: the role of self-rumination and self-reflection

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This article examined the differential role of self-rumination and self-reflection on the psychological influence of procedural fairness. Study 1 induced self-rumination and self-reflection relative to an outward-focused control. Self-rumination increased the perceived importance of procedural fairness, whereas self-reflection decreased it. Study 2, assessing individual differences in self-rumination and self-reflection, showed that a standard procedural fairness manipulation (voice vs. no voice) predicted future interaction preferences with the enactment source among those high (but not low) in self-rumination and among those low (but not high) in self-reflection. The findings validate a multiple process approach to understanding the role of the self in procedural fairness.

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Brebels, Lieven, Cremer, David, Sedikides, Constantine and Van Hiel, Alain (2013) Self-focus and procedural fairness: the role of self-rumination and self-reflection Social Justice Research, 26, (2), pp. 151-167. (doi:10.1007/s11211-013-0180-4).

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 March 2013
Published date: June 2013
Keywords: procedural fairness, self, self-focus, self-rumination, self-reflection
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 353016
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/353016
PURE UUID: c36cc2ce-4ec7-4dc6-a128-2fe534cf498b

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Date deposited: 23 May 2013 11:46
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:09

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Author: Lieven Brebels
Author: David Cremer
Author: Alain Van Hiel

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