Selbstwertgefühl und ärgerbezogenes Verhalten

Translated title of the contribution: Self-esteem and anger-related reactions

Manja Vollmann, Hannelore Weber, Monika Wiedig

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Examined the relation between two aspects of self-concept: global self-esteem and firmness when facing significant others. The behavior was tested in an experimental anger-provoking situation with N = 136 students. The self-concept and habitual anger behavior were measured one week before the experimental provocation. To provoke anger, participants were blamed for a computer crash that was not their fault. After the anger induction, emotional reactions, anger-related reactions, goals, and evaluations of the behavior were assessed using questionnaires. Results show that regarding habitual anger behavior high self-esteem and firmness were related to a lower proneness towards anger-in. In the anger provoking situation self-esteem was associated neither with self-reported anger related reactions nor goals. However, high firmness was related to less submissive and ruminative behavior; lower intention to avoid conflicts; and higher intention of asserting personal standards. The results are discussed with regard to the controversial relation between self-esteem, anger, and aggression.
Translated title of the contributionSelf-esteem and anger-related reactions
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • effects of self-esteem & firmness & habitual anger behavior on reaction to anger-provoking situation, high self-esteem & low anger-in, firmness & assertion of personal standards, FSSW & FSST & STAXI & PANAS & AERZ, 136 college students
  • *Self Esteem
  • *Assertiveness
  • *Anger
  • *Anger Control
  • Self Concept
  • Goals
  • Personality Traits & Processes
  • Motivation & Emotion
  • *Selbstwertgefühl
  • *Selbstsicherheit
  • *Ärger
  • *Ärgerkontrolle
  • Selbstkonzept
  • Ziele
  • Persönlichkeitseigenschaften und Persönlichkeitsprozesse
  • Motivation und Emotion


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