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.

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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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ID Code: 27906
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Self-concept, Self-esteem, Children
DOI: 10.1002/1520-6807(199404)31:2<164::AID-PITS2310310211>3.0.CO;2-U
ISSN: 0033-3085
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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