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Pancultural self-enhancement reloaded: a meta-analytic reply to Heine (2005)

Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell and Vevea, Jack L. (2005) Pancultural self-enhancement reloaded: a meta-analytic reply to Heine (2005) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, (4), pp. 539-551.

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C. Sedikides, L. Gaertner, and Y. Toguchi (2003; see record 2002-08440-007) reported findings favoring the universality of self-enhancement. S. J. Heine (2005; see record 2005-13803-005) challenged the authors' research on evidential and logical grounds. In response, the authors carried out 2 meta-analytic investigations. The results backed the C. Sedikides et al. (2003) theory and findings. Both Westerners and Easterners self-enhanced tactically. Westerners self-enhanced on attributes relevant to the cultural ideal of individualism, whereas Easterners self-enhanced on attributes relevant to the cultural ideal of collectivism (in both cases, because of the personal importance of the ideal). Self-enhancement motivation is universal, although its manifestations are strategically sensitive to cultural context. The authors respond to other aspects of Heine's critique by discussing why researchers should empirically validate the comparison dimension (individualistic vs. collectivistic) and defending why the better-than-average effect is a valid measure of self-enhancement.

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Published date: 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 39915
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39915
ISSN: 0022-3514
PURE UUID: 7ad39fc0-79d6-4104-a535-4e9a41100b73

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Date deposited: 03 Jul 2006
Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 03:53

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Author: Lowell Gaertner
Author: Jack L. Vevea

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