The interpersonal consequences of inflated self-esteem in an inpatient psychiatric youth sample

Marisol Perez La Mar, Jeremy W. Pettit, Corinne F. David, Janet A. Kistner, Thomas E. Joiner

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This study tested R. F. Baumeister, L. Smart, and J. M. Boden's (1996) theory of inflated self-esteem with an inpatient psychiatric youth sample. Participants were assessed on their self-reported self-esteem, self-reported interpersonal problems, and peer rejection (measured by evaluations from 3 or 4 peers). Consistent with the hypotheses, those with low self-esteem reported the most interpersonal problems, followed consecutively by the moderate self-esteem group and then the high self-esteem group, who reported the fewest interpersonal problems. Also in line with the hypotheses, those with low and high self-esteem were rejected by their peers when compared with the moderate self-esteem group. Thus, the high self-esteem group was rejected by their peers but did not themselves report interpersonal problems. These findings provide further support for Baumeister et al.'s theory and generalize the theory to a clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-716
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume69
Issue number4
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StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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The interpersonal consequences of inflated self-esteem in an inpatient psychiatric youth sample. / Perez La Mar, Marisol; Pettit, Jeremy W.; David, Corinne F.; Kistner, Janet A.; Joiner, Thomas E.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 69, No. 4, 2001, p. 712-716.

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Perez La Mar, Marisol ; Pettit, Jeremy W. ; David, Corinne F. ; Kistner, Janet A. ; Joiner, Thomas E. / The interpersonal consequences of inflated self-esteem in an inpatient psychiatric youth sample. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2001 ; Vol. 69, No. 4. pp. 712-716.
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