On the formation of favourable impressions: associations between self-presentation motives, task behaviour, and others' evaluations of the self in a team-sport setting

Howle, Timothy C., Jackson, Ben, and Dimmock, James A. (2016) On the formation of favourable impressions: associations between self-presentation motives, task behaviour, and others' evaluations of the self in a team-sport setting. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 26. pp. 40-47.

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Abstract

Individuals adopt self-presentation motives in sport settings to shape others' perceptions of the self. However, the effectiveness of different types of motives in shaping favourable evaluations has not been explored. We examined pathways from 2 × 2 self-presentation motives to others' evaluative perceptions via task behaviour. Participants (N = 112) reported their self-presentation motives immediately prior to a basketball game, had their behaviours (i.e., shots, time spent on the sideline) recorded via video during the game, then completed agentic (e.g., competent) and communal (e.g., supportive) ratings of their teammates following the game. Structural equation modeling revealed positive pathways from acquisitive motives to behaviour (i.e., acquisitive agency) and favourable evaluations (i.e., acquisitive-agency and -communion). Negative pathways were observed from protective communion to behaviour and others' evaluations. The findings indicate that different types of self-presentation motives may differ in their impression management effectiveness and may either promote or suppress task behaviour.

Item ID: 61560
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-0292
Keywords: basketball, hierarchy, impression management, perception, social
Copyright Information: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Funders: APA, Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: APA scholarship
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 06:20
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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