Self-concept and self-esteem in elementary school children
Burnett, Paul C. (1994) Self-concept and self-esteem in elementary school children. Psychology in the Schools, 31(2), pp. 164-171.
Confusion exists with regard to the empirical and substantive link between self-concept and self-esteem in elementary school children and their relationship to self-description, self-evaluation, and global beliefs and feelings about oneself as a person. This study reports the results of investigating the relationships between these self-constructs using 957 elementary school children in Grades 3 to 7. The evidence suggests that self-concept is comprised of both descriptive and evaluative beliefs that children hold about certain characteristics, whereas self-esteem can be viewed as the global feelings and beliefs that children have about themselves as people.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Self-concept, Self-esteem, Children|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1994 John Wiley & Sons|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2009 23:32|
|Last Modified:||12 Oct 2009 23:32|
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