The relationship between self-esteem and psychological adjustment in young adolescents
Schweitzer, Robert D., Seth-Smith, Mary, & Callan, Victor (1992) The relationship between self-esteem and psychological adjustment in young adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 15(1), pp. 83-97.
The study adopts a multi-dimensional construct of self-esteem to examine the relationship between self-perception and psychological adjustment in order to identify specific dimensions that discriminate between disturbed and non-disturbed groups.
The disturbed group (n = 33) is derived from a clinical sample and are matched with a non-disturbed group (n = 33) of adolescents. Results indicate that dimensional self-concept scores are significantly lower for clinical subjects while there are no significant differences between groups on the mathematics, honesty, and physical ability dimensions. These findings provide a more fine grained understanding of the relationship between self-esteem and psychological adjustment and emphasize the need to examine self-esteem in terms of its particular dimensions.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||self esteem, psychological adjustment, adolescents, self perception, dimensions|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
|Divisions:||Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||24 Mar 2013 22:15|
|Last Modified:||24 Mar 2013 22:15|
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