Handbook on the Psychology of Self-Esteem


Jude H. Borders (Editor)

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

Self-esteem is a widely studied topic within psychology. Recently, the connections between self-esteem and important life outcomes have been debated because studies have produced inconsistent findings. Many of these inconsistencies may be due to the fact that most studies have focused on self-esteem level without incorporating other aspects of self-esteem.

This books provides information on using the temporal stability of self-esteem to better understand feelings of self-worth; variations in multi-dimensional physical self-concept; religion and self-esteem; self-esteem as a predictor of academic success in health professional degree students; effects on the level and relations of self-esteem in the early transition to secondary school in Germany; the role of siblings for children’s self-esteem; and several other topics. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Unstable Self-Esteem: Using the Temporal Stability of Self-Esteem to Better Understand Feelings of Self-Worth
(Christopher J. Holden, Amy Noser, Ashton C. Southard, Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Oakland University, and others)

Variations in Multi-Dimensional Physical Self-Concept Linked to Physical Education and Physical Activity Clubs in Underserved Urban High School Students
(Jeffrey J. Martin, Alex Garn, Bo Shen, Nate McCaughtry, Brigid Nash, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US, and others)

Religion and Self-Esteem: A Study among 13- to 15-Year-Old Students in the UK
(Gemma Penny, Leslie J. Francis, University of Warwick, UK)

Self-Esteem as a Predictor of Academic Success in Health Professions Degree Students
(Anna Siri, Nadia Rania, University of Genoa, Italy)

The Early Transition to Secondary School in Germany: Effects on the Level and Relations of Self-Esteem
(A. Katrin Arens, German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

The Role of Siblings for Children’s Self-Esteem
(Emily Horrocks, Lucy R. Betts, Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Discrimination, Relationships and Ethnic Identity as Predictors of Self-Esteem and Social Competence among Early Adolescent Immigrants in Canada
(Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez, Ye Ri Choi, School of Social Work, University of Montreal, Canada, and others)

Reversion Effects of Self-Esteem on Responsibility Orientations among Young People
(Chau-kiu Cheung, City University of Hong Kong)

Sources of Self-Esteem of Chinese Migrant Mothers Living in Hong Kong
(Joseph Wu, Wing-Chung Ho, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Can High Self-Esteem Protect Children from Drug Abuse?
(Joseph Wu, Raymond M. C. Chan, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, and others)

Relations of Self-Concept Clarity with Impulsivity and Hubris among Chinese University Students
(Joseph Wu, Hoi Yan Cheung, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, and others)

Self Esteem and Information and Communication Technologies
(J.G. Phillips, T.M. Edwards, Tabor College Victoria, Australia)

Intergroup Discrimination: The Positive Negative-Asymmetry Effect (PNAE) and Private Collective Self-Esteem
(Moira Suttie, John. A. Hunter, Mike Banks, Sarah Kafka, Jill Hayhurst, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Who Uses Ingroup Identification and Favoritism for Buffering Threats to Self-Esteem, and When Do They Use It?
(Ken’ichiro Nakashima, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Japan)


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