Assessment of multiple implicit self-concept dimensions using the Extrinsic Affective Simon Task (EAST)
Article first published online: 5 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 495–520, September/October 2004
How to Cite
Teige, S., Schnabel, K., Banse, R. and Asendorpf, J. B. (2004), Assessment of multiple implicit self-concept dimensions using the Extrinsic Affective Simon Task (EAST). Eur. J. Pers., 18: 495–520. doi: 10.1002/per.531
- Issue published online: 5 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 5 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 APR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 12 DEC 2003
- German Research Foundation. Grant Number: As 59/9-2
This study explored the psychometric properties of the Extrinsic Affective Simon Task (EAST; De Houwer, 2003a) as adapted for the measurement of the implicit self-concept of personality. The EAST was adapted to allow the simultaneous assessment of the three traits shyness, anxiousness, and angriness. In order to test the EAST's psychometric properties, 100 participants completed a trait EAST, Implicit Association Tests (IATs), and direct self-ratings. The EAST showed low internal consistencies and correlated neither with the IATs nor with the direct measures. The main problem of the EAST, namely its low reliability, is discussed, and general conclusions regarding the indirect assessment of the personality self-concept by EASTs are derived. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.