A systematic review on the relationship between self-esteem and interrogative suggestibility

Hooper, Victoria-Rose and Chou, Shihning and Browne, Kevin D. (2016) A systematic review on the relationship between self-esteem and interrogative suggestibility. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology . ISSN 1478-9957

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Some factors, such as age, learning disability and mental health difficulties, have been identified as making police suspects more vulnerable to suggestibility and false confessions during interview. However, there has been no systematic review on the association between self-esteem and suggestibility.

Seven electronic bibliographic databases and reference lists of previous literature reviews of suggestibility in children were searched. Selected studies were quality assessed using pre-defined criteria before data were extracted.

Electronic searches yielded 1914 hits. Of these, 685 duplicates, 1181 irrelevant references and 39 references that did not meet the inclusion criteria were removed. Nine publications were included in the review.

Significant correlations between self-esteem and suggestibility, most notably on the Yield 1 subscale of the GSS, were found but four of the nine studies found no significant correlation. The prevalent use of self-report measures and lack of clarity in defining self-esteem limit the validity of those studies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology on 01/07/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14789949.2016.1201844.
Keywords: Coupled oscillators, Dynamical system, Bifurcation analysis, Coordination regimes, Numerical continuation, Parameter dependence
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2016.1201844
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 10:08
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 23:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34066

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