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Does Sense of Coherence Contain Assumed-Competence?

Soutarou Isowa, Machiko Sannomiya
The Japanese Journal of Personality , Volume 27, pp 152-154; doi:10.2132/personality.27.2.4

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine individuals' sense of competence contained in their sense of coherence (SOC). There are two aspects of competence: self-esteem (SE) and assumed-competence (AC). Self-esteem relates to essential aspects rooted in personal experiences, while assumed-competence pertains to illusory aspects not rooted in personal experiences but based on undervaluing others. Data of 183 college students were analyzed. Results indicated a positive correlation between SOC and SE, and a negative correlation between SOC and AC. Thus, sense of competence contained in SOC may not be based on illusory aspects and on undervaluing others.
Keywords: College / Soc / sense of coherence / esteem / Assumed Competence / sense of competence contained

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