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Terapia psicológica

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URZUA M, Alfonso; ZUNIGA B, Patricia  and  BUUNK, Abraham P. The Age and Sex in the Social Comparison Orientation. Ter Psicol [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.3, pp.79-88. ISSN 0718-4808.

The Social Comparison Orientation (SCO) is the personal disposition of individuals prone to social comparison. The aim of this study was to analyze the SCO at different ages in men and women. The main hypothesis is that the average is higher in SCO younger age ranges and decreases as age increases. Participants 2757 people between 10 and 88 years of age in the city ofAntofagasta, which were assessed with a questionnaire INCOM - E. The results show a significant decrease in the mean SCO with increasing age ranges. It is also found that the average SCO is significantly higher in men than in women. The scope of this study open up new lines of research and the implications of gender constructions in the SCO.

Keywords : social comparison orientation; age; gender.

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