Title

Code Elaboration and Self-Concept States

Keywords

Language, Twenty Statements Test, Social Interaction

Abstract

A study was conducted to explore the relationship between selected aspects of language and the self. The semantic differential and the Twenty Statements Test were administered to high school students in two urban settings. A rationale for using the TST both as a measure of self and as a language task is presented. The results of analysis showed that code elaboration was inversely related to self-esteem and positively related to derogation. These associations are interpreted as a consequence of the type of social interaction made possible by code elaboration.

Original Publication Citation

"""Code Elaboration and Self Concept States,"" Journal of Social Psychology 90 (June):45-51 (with J. Nash and A. J. Weigert)."

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1973

Publisher

Journal of Social Psychology

Language

English

College

Religious Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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