Handbook on Psychology of Self-Esteem


Stefan De Wals (Editor)
Katerina Meszaros (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. Topics discussed in this handbook include negative intergroup discrimination and private collective self-esteem, learning about non-dogmatic thinking; associations of pride with bullying and helping in young people; the epidemiology of sex difference in self-esteem, individualism-collectivism; self-esteem and obesity; development of the ideal, ought and fantasy self-images; detecting acquiescence underlying Rosenberg’s self esteem scale using the Rasch partial credit model; the extended informational model of self-esteem and self-esteem and attachment in individuals from intact vs. divorced families. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Self-Portraits and Self-Esteem in French Gifted Students
(Amélie Courtinat-Camps, Line Massé, Myriam de Léonardis, University of Toulouse,
UTM Laboratory of Developmental Psychology and Socialization Processes (PDPS), Toulouse Cedex, France, and others)

Negative Intergroup Discrimination and Private Collective Self-Esteem
(John A. Hunter, Moira Suttie, Kerry S. O’Brien, Scott Davidson, Mike Banks, Sarah Kafka and Maurice Stringer, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand)

Three Motivation Systems But Only One Self-Esteem?
(Favre Daniel, Reynaud Christian, Caussidier Claude, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur la Didactique, Education et Formation(Team Didactique et Socialisation) Université Montpellier, France)
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Associations of Pride with Bullying and Helping in Young People
(Chau-kiu Cheung, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong)

The Epidemiology of Sex Differences in Self-Esteem: A Test of Two Explanatory Models
(Jacob M. Vigil, Patrick Coulombe, Amber Dukes, University of New Mexico)

Individualism-Collectivism: One Or Many, So Close And Yet So Far
(Adebowale Akande, M. M. Tserere, Titilola E. Akande, Modupe F. Adewuyi, Bolanle, E. Adetoun, Institute of Research on Global Issues, South Africa)

Self-Esteem and Obesity
(Robert Cornette, DNP, APRN, Berea College)

A Century of Self-Esteem
(Sara Konrath, Paul Allen Anderson, Institute for Social Research & Psychology Department, University of Michigan, and others)

Development of the Ideal, Ought, and Fantasy Self-Images
(Jane Allin Bybee, Katia Roth, Meredith Strasnick-Carter
Boston Leadership Institute)

Detecting Acquiescence Underlying Rosenberg’s Self Esteem Scale
Using the Rasch Partial Credit Model
(Christine DiStefano, Grant B. Morgan, Robert W. Motl, University of South Carolina, and others)

The Extended Informational Model of Self-Esteem
(Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Oakland University)

Self-Esteem and Attachment in Individuals from Intact vs. Divorced Families
(Carballeira Abella, Mónica, Marrero Quevedo, Rosario J., Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments, University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain)

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem: A Systematic Review and an Empirical Approach to Their Relationship
(Manuel Pulido-Martos, Jose M. Augusto-Landa, Esther Lopez-Zafra, University of Jaén, Spain)

The Relationships Between Self-Esteem and Alexithymia in the Development of Eating Disorders
(Domenico De Berardis, Alessandro Carano, Francesca Ferri, Daniela Campanella, Nicola Serroni, Mario Caltabiano, Luigi Olivieri, Tiziano Acciavatti, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Marilde Cavuto, Fabiola Di Emidio, Giovanni Martinotti, Francesco Saverio Moschetta, Massimo Di Giannantonio, NHS, Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital “G. Mazzini” Teramo, Italy, and others)

Global Self-Esteem and Individual Differences in Personality Traits, Dispositional Affect, Motivation, and Cognition
(Stephen Erdle, Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada)

Self-Esteem in Diabetic Children and Adolescents
(Vlachioti Efrosini, Petsios Konstantinos, Matziou Vasiliki, “Agia Sofia”, General Paediatric Hospital of Athens, Greece, and others)

Self-Esteem, Physical Self-Perception and Physical Activities Programs for Adolescents
(Simona Nicolosi and Mario Lipoma, Kore University of Enna, Faculty of Physical Activities and Wellness Sciences)
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The Factor Structure of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and its Associations with Depression, Anxiety, Social Capital and Demographic Covariates in a Sample of Hungarian Pregnant Women
(Tamás Bödecs, Enikő Szilágyi, Péter Cholnoky, Boldizsár Horváth, Department of Midwifery, Institute of Nursing and Patient Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs, Szombathely Campus, Hungary, and others)

How do Different Exit Routes from Work Affect Older Workers’ Self-Esteem?
(Furunes, T., Mykletun, R.J., Solem, P.E., University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, and others)
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Self-Esteem And Plastic Surgery
(Moreira Dini, Luciana Gianini Albuquerque, Miguel Sabino Neto, Lydia Masako Ferreira, From the Division of Plastic Surgery of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo- Escola Paulista de Medicina, Brazil)

The Relationship Between the Self-Esteem and the Effective Learning:
A Case of Study in Primary School
(C. Ceccatelli, T. Di Battista, Department of Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory, University of Chieti-Pescara, Pescara, Italy)

Further Examination of the Psychometric Properties of a Malay Version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
(Viren Swami, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, UK, Department of Psychology, HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Self-Esteem, Work Values and Career Choice Among Greek Students of Higher Pedagogical and Technological Studies
(Kalliope Kounenou, Assist. Prof. of Counseling and Guidance, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Athens, Attica, Greece)

The Nightmare Self: Developmental and Gender Differences During Adulthood
(Jane Bybee, Boston Leadership Institute) (a)

Self-Concept Clarity of Hong Kong University Students: Measurement and Relation to Psychological Well Being
(Wu Keung Fai Joseph, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) (a)

Self Esteem, Self Presentation, and the Internet
(J. G. Phillips, R. P. Ogeil, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University) (a)


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