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Volume 14, Issue 56 (2-2016)                   علوم روانشناختی 2016, 14(56): 494-503 | Back to browse issues page

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Amirbeigi M, Ghorbani N, Besharat M. The effects of mortality salience on self-esteem. علوم روانشناختی. 2016; 14 (56) :494-503
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Tehran University
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Terror management theory (greenberg, solomon, pyszczinski, 1986) claims that the reason for which one tries to attain and preserve positive self-evaluation is self-esteem. This self-esteem acts as a buffer against existential death anxiety. This approach considers human activities as a defense against existential anxiety and it is obvious in its explanation of self-esteem. The present researh examined the effects of mortality salience (MS: rosenblatt et al., 1989) on self-esteem. A sample of 64 male students of university of Tehran were randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group. The experimental group answered the question about MS topic and the control group answered two questions about non mortality salience topic (Pyszczcynsli et al. 1999). Then both groups filled out Rosenberg's self-esteem scale (Rosenberg, 1965). Results revealed that the self-esteem of experimental group was not significantly different from the control group (P= 0.05). Results are discussed based on the role of cultural and personality structure of participants.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/07/18 | Accepted: 2019/07/18 | Published: 2019/07/18

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