63 巻 (1992-1993) 1 号 p. 30-37
The purpose is to propose a construct of self-recognition need, and to elucidate structure and functions of the need in adolescent women. First, 242 female subjects (average age 19.0) responded to a questionnaire. The results were factor analyzed to construct two scales of the need: self-recognition need scale and escape from negative information need. Inquring these scales and their relation with maladjustment in daily life, the higher the maladjustment, the stronger their self-recognition need. In the second survey, 236 female subjects (average age 18.9) responded, Results: (1) subjects with stronger self-recognition approached positively to many information seeking (even when they expect negative information about themselves), (2) self-recognition need showed positive correlation with motivation for praise acquisition and rejection avoidance. The implication of these results were discussed.