Nezlek, J. B. (2002). Day-to-day relationships between self-awareness, daily events, and anxiety. Journal of Personality, 70, 105-131.
Every day for three weeks, 41 participants provided measures of their state private and public self-consciousness (self-awareness, SA), and anxiety, and they described the events that occurred each day. Multilevel random coefficient modeling analyses found that daily private and public SA were positively related to the importance and frequency of daily negative social events and to daily anxiety. Public SA was also positively related to the importance and frequency of daily positive social events. Neither public nor private SA was related to the importance and frequency of daily achievement events. The strength of the relationship between public SA and positive social events was stronger for people who were less anxious, less depressed, and for those with greater self-esteem. Analyses of lagged relationships suggested that increased private SA lead to increased negativity of social events, whereas increased public SA lead to increased positivity of social events, and increased anxiety lead to increased private SA.