Executive self, self-esteem, and negative affectivity: Relations at the phenotypic and genotypic level

Kumashiro, Madoka; Neiss, M.; Stevenson, J. and Sedikides, C.. 2005. Executive self, self-esteem, and negative affectivity: Relations at the phenotypic and genotypic level. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89(4), pp. 593-606. ISSN 00223514 [Article]

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Complementary approaches examined the relations among executive self, self-esteem, and negative affectivity. A cross-sectional (N = 4,242) and a longitudinal (N = 158) study established that self-esteem mediated the relation between executive self and negative affectivity. A 3rd study (N = 878 twin pairs) replicated this pattern and examined genetic and environmental influences underlying all 3 phenotypes. Covariation among the 3 phenotypes reflected largely common genetic influences, although unique genetic effects explained variability in both executive self and negative affectivity. Executive self was influenced by shared environmental influences unique from those affecting self-esteem and negative affectivity. Nonshared environmental influences accounted for the majority of variance in each construct and were primarily unique to each. The unique genetic and nonshared environmental influences support the proposition that the executive self, self-esteem, and negative affectivity capture distinct and important differences between people.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.89.4.593

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 October 2005Published

Item ID:

496

Date Deposited:

10 Dec 2008 10:36

Last Modified:

06 Jan 2020 15:25

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/496

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