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dc.contributor.author Thatcher, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Akehurst, Sally
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-15T14:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-15T14:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-15
dc.identifier.citation Thatcher , J & Akehurst , S 2010 , ' Narcissism, social anxiety and self-presentation in exercise ' Personality and Individual Differences , pp. 130-135 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 162085
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/5877
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/5877
dc.description Akehurst, S., Thatcher, J. (2010). Narcissism, social anxiety and self-presentation in exercise. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(2), 130-135. Sally Akehurst is corresponding author en
dc.description.abstract In an exercise setting where impression motivation might be high but self-presentation efficacy low, social anxiety is likely to occur (Schlenker & Leary, 1982). Narcissism is, however, associated with low anxiety, high confidence, and a keenness for social evaluation (Wallace, Baumeister, & Vohs, 2005) and therefore may protect exercisers from social anxiety. One hundred and sixty undergraduates (88 males and 72 females; Mage = 20.45 years, SD = 2.49 years) completed measures of narcissism, social anxiety, and self-presentation in exercise. In females, narcissism moderated the impression motivation/construction¿social anxiety relationships. Findings extend our understanding of the self-presentational processes involved in exercise and, specifically, how narcissism protects individuals from experiencing high social anxiety. en
dc.format.extent 6 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Personality and Individual Differences en
dc.title Narcissism, social anxiety and self-presentation in exercise en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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