An Analysis on the Two Processes of Social Comparison and Self-Comparison

사회비교와 자기비교의 두 과정에 관한 분석

  • Kang, Hye-Ja (Dept. of Psychology, Jeonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2016.02.15
  • Accepted : 2016.03.20
  • Published : 2016.03.28


The purposes of this study were to examine the two processes of social comparison and self-comparison, and to suggest the applications of social comparison theories and self-comparison theories. For these purposes, social comparison theory, self-evaluation maintenance model, control theory, self-discrepancy theory, regulatory focus theory, and temporal comparison theory were reviewed. The processes of social comparison and self-comparison are different, but both comparisons are similar in that they have some effects on self-evaluation, emotion, motivation and behaviors. Suggestions on education, health, economic justice and interpersonal relationships were discussed.


social comparison;self-evaluation maintenance;self comparison;control theory;self-discrepancy;regulatory focus;temporal comparison


Supported by : 전북대학교


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