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Self-Esteem and Expectancy-Value Discrepancy: The Effects of Believing that You can (or can’t) Get What You Want

  • Joel Brockner
  • Batia M. Wiesenfeld
  • Daphna F. Raskas
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


This volume consists of chapters that provide rich theoretical insights into the nature of self-esteem. Each chapter describes an impressive program of research; in these, self-esteem is shown to relate to diverse outcomes ranging from task performance to suicidal ideation. The purpose of this chapter is twofold: (a) to highlight the empirical trends that emerge across the preceding chapters and offer the beginnings of a unified explanation, and (b) to discuss the implications of the contributors’ theory and research (and our unified explanation) for behavior in organizational settings.


Cognitive Measure Expectancy Theory Unify Explanation Affective Measure Esteem Person 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel Brockner
    • 1
  • Batia M. Wiesenfeld
    • 1
  • Daphna F. Raskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of BusinessColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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