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Avaliação Psicológica

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LASKOSKI, Lorena Maria et al. Construction and Validation of the Scale of Pride and its Relations with Self-Esteem. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.1, pp. 37-42. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to develop and validate a scale to assess pride in adolescents as well as to investigate its correlation with self-esteem. Participants were 580 high school students from three Brazilian States, 55% female, mean age of 16 years. The participants responded to a questionnaire with socio-demographic questions, to the Rosenberg self-esteem scale, and to a set of items developed to assess pride. The results indicated the emergence of two dimensions that assessed the construct with an adequate internal consistency index: authentic pride and hubristic pride. Authentic pride relates to feelings of joy and pleasure experienced after obtaining success in accomplishing an action. Hubristic pride refers to the difficulty in admitting errors and feelings of superiority. Self-esteem presented a positive correlation with authentic pride and a negative correlation with hubristic pride.

Keywords : emotions; pride; self-esteem; adolescents.

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