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ERIC Number: ED353529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
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The Self Perceptions of Self-Concept and Self-Esteem: A Theoretical Analysis.
Kick, Francis R., Jr.
This thesis is an exploration and synthesis of the theories relating to an individual's self perceptions including self, self-concept or -image, and self-esteem. The rationale for this thesis deals with the topic of self perception and the related areas which form the psychological context of the individual. The area of study has been selected due to the focus of debate and controversy not only for society in general, but also for the fields of education and psychology. The purpose of this thesis is to develop an understanding of self perceptions based on major theories in the field which can arrive at a synthesis of conclusions and extrapolated recommendations leading from theory to practice. The thesis has three main thrusts. The first provides a foundational base by defining the terms self, self-concept or -image, self-esteem, and the theories behind these concepts via the literature review. The second places the terms within the context of their developmental interaction and analyzes the interrelationships and development of these three areas of self perceptions from infancy through adulthood. The third synthesizes and draws conclusions from the analysis of theories leading to the recommendations helpful for developing strategies to clarify and enhance a more positive self awareness in students. The significance of the nine conclusions drawn and the three recommendations stated are discussed in terms of their relevance for classroom practice and the field of educational psychology. Both the conclusions and the recommendations lay a foundation from which one can begin to bridge the gap currently existing between theory and practice. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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