Title Abstract Construal Level and its Link to Self-Control and to Cross-Situational Consistency in Self-Concept: Predicting Health-Risk Behavioral Intentions
Authors Fernandez, Itziar, Caballero, Amparo, Munoz, Dolores, AGUILAR BARRIGA, MARÍA DEL PILAR, Carrera, Pilar, AGUILAR BARRIGA, MARÍA DEL PILAR
External publication No
Means Span. J. Psychol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 0.74900
Area International
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Publication date 25/10/2018
ISI 000448320600001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85055609165
DOI 10.1017/sjp.2018.43
Abstract From a dispositional perspective, we extend the action identification theory (Vallacher & Wegner, 1987) and construal level theory (Trope & Liberman, 2003) to cross-situational consistency of self and self-control. Two studies examined the relationships among the abstract mindset (Vallacher & Wegner, 1989), cross-situational consistency in self-concept (Vignoles et al., 2016), and self-control (Tangney, Baumeister, and Boone 2004). In Study 1, participants (N = 725) characterized by high cross-situational consistency showed more abstraction in their thinking (p < .001, (2)(p) = .17). In Study 2 (N = 244) cross-situational consistency and self-control explained 10% of construal level, with self-control being a significant predictor (p < .001). Construal level and cross-situational consistency explained 17% of self-control; both were significant predictors (p < .001). Self-control explained 8% of cross-situational consistency (p < .001). Study 2 showed that participants with higher levels of abstraction, cross-situational consistency, and self-control reported a greater intention to control their future sugar intake (p < .001). Data supported relationships among abstract construal level, cross-situational consistency and self-control.
Keywords abstract construal level; control sugar intake; cross-situational consistency; self-control
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