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Influence of individual and group identity salience in the global self-esteem of youth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6481618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Does a content-free measure of global self-esteem tap the same self-esteem dimensions as that measured by self-evaluations on specific dimensions that are then combined into a summated scale? We address this question by using a sample of 1,528 7th, 9th, and 11th graders. Nine specific self-ratings (e.g., "I am smart" and "I am GOOD-LOOKING") were combined into a scale that used various weightings, in an attempt to maximize correlations with global self-esteem measured by two content-free scales. The correlations do not exceed .453, suggesting that measures based on summations of a large number of specific self-ratings tap a somewhat different phenomenon than content-free global scales. The most effective weighting of specific dimensions for predicting global self-esteem depended on group identity salience rather than individual identity salience--that is, group means of the importance of the separate self-evaluation dimensions were used rather than each subject's own self-rating of the importance of that dimension. This result held even when interactive models of weighting were used.
Authors:
D R Hoge; J D McCarthy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-15     Completed Date:  1984-11-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Female
Humans
Male
Psychological Tests
Psychometrics
Reference Values
Self Concept*
Social Behavior*
Social Identification*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
28357//PHS HHS

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