ERIC Number: ED120629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Dimensional Construct of Self-Esteem: Tools for Developmental Counseling.
Norem-Hebeisen, Ardyth A.
A multi-dimensional construct of self-esteem has been proposed and subjected to initial testing through design of a self-report instrument. Item clusters derived from Rao's canonical and principal axis factor analyses are consistent with the hypothesized construct and have substantial internal reliability. Factor analysis of item clusters produced four broad dimensions of considerable consistency with the proposed structure: Basic Acceptance, Conditional Acceptance, Real-Ideal Congruence, and Self Rating. Specific item clusters within these dimensions include Showing Feeling, Being Known, Social Sources, Performance sources, Real-Ideal, and Self-Rating. Increasing levels of basic acceptance, freedom from conditionality, congruence between real and ideal self, and a realistically derived self-evaluation is considered movement toward healthier functioning. Initial construct validity efforts show statistically significant ourcomes in predicted directions in responses of dysfunctional youth. The instrument offers a means of conceptualize and assess self-valuing processes, a significant outcomes in predicted directions in responses of dysfunctional youth.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Programming.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. University Computer Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975). Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document