- Female students, undergraduates, University of Wisconsin, USA, 196?
- N = 72
- Non Response
- 81%; 61% refusal, 5% eliminated on basis of screening data, 15% miscellaneous re
Multiple assesment methods
Structured questionnaires, tests; and interview.
- Authors's Label
- Desire for excitement_A
- Our Classification
- Ss answered these questions at the end of an experimental situation in which their self-esteem was experimentally altered. This was done by means of a false personality report dealing with the subject's creativity, maturity and other things. - For happy Ss desire for excitement is unaffec- ted by both bolstered and reduced self-esteem. - For unhappy Ss desire for excitement is increa- sed by bolstered self-esteem, and unaffected by reduced self-esteem. Unaffected by manipulated perceived acting ability.
- Direct questions on appreciation of participation in a campus theatrical production.
a. Lead role: question on how much at
this moment one feels like playing a
b. Expected success in acting: question
on expected success in playing a
c. Excitement in acting: question on
the extent to which playing a lead
role was perceived as exciting.
d. Perceived enjoyment in acting:
question on the extent to which
playing a lead role was perceived as
e. Fear of acting: question on the ex-
tent to which playing a lead role was perceived as scary.