Self-esteem, self-confidence, anxiety and claimed self-handicapping: A mediational analysis

Abstract : Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to examine the mediational role of self-confidence and anxiety in the relationship between self-esteem and claimed self-handicapping in an achievement context. Design: To test this mediational role, the three-step procedure advocated by Baron and Kenny (1986) was used. Method: After hearing and reading about specific conditions of performing that were intended to favor invoking excuses for future poor performance, 68 competitive basketball players completed measures of self-esteem, anxiety (cognitive and somatic), self-confidence, and claimed self-handicapping. Then, they warmed-up and carried out a basketball task. Results: Self-esteem negatively predicted cognitive anxiety and positively predicted self-confidence. In turn, self-confidence negatively predicted claimed self-handicapping and mediated the relationship between self-esteem and claimed self-handicapping. Cognitive and somatic anxieties did not mediate the relationship between self-esteem and claimed self-handicapping. Together, these results suggest that individuals with low self-esteem use more claimed self-handicaps because they have lower self-confidence. Conclusion: These findings shed light on the psychological processes that lead people with low self-esteem to use strategies of claimed self-handicaps.
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Guillaume Coudevylle, Christophe Gernigon, Kathleen Martin Ginis. Self-esteem, self-confidence, anxiety and claimed self-handicapping: A mediational analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Elsevier, 2011, 12, pp.670-675. ⟨10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.05.008⟩. ⟨hal-01343259⟩

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