Situational cuing of materialism triggers self-objectification among women (but not men): The moderating role of self-concept clarity
Teng, F., Poon, K. T., Zhang, H., Chen, Z., Yang, Y., & Wang, X. (2016). Situational cuing of materialism triggers self-objectification among women (but not men): The moderating role of self-concept clarity. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, 220-228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.066
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2016 JCR Rank 20/62, Q2 in Psychology, Social | 2016 SJR Rank 49/249, Q1 in Psychology - Miscellaneous
The present research examined the influence of materialism on self-objectification among women. The results provided converging support to the prediction that experimentally priming materialistic belief would increase women's (but not men's) self-objectification tendency (Studies 1, 2 and 3). Moreover, Study 3 revealed that women's self-concept clarity moderated the effect of materialism on self-objectification tendency, such that only women with low self-concept clarity reported higher self-objectification tendencies following a materialism reminder. These findings contribute to the literature by highlighting the role played by societal ideology in women's development of self-objectification and also identifying a protective factor against such an effect. Implications for research on objectification, materialism as well as women's well-being were discussed.