The name letter effect: Attachment to self or primacy of own name writing?
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1988 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 365–368, August/September 1988
How to Cite
Hoorens, V. and Todorova, E. (1988), The name letter effect: Attachment to self or primacy of own name writing?. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 18: 365–368. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420180406
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAR 1988
Bulgarian students who first learned to write in the Cyrillic alphabet prefer own name letters in the Cyrillic but also in the Roman alphabet, with which they became acquainted only many years later. These findings which are intra-individually correlated, support Nuttin S interpretation of the Name Letter Effect in terms of attachment to self and contradict a ‘primacy of own name writing’ explanation.