A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

A Multidimensional, Hierarchical Model of Self-Concept: An Important Facet of Personality

A multidimensional, hierarchical model of self-concept: An important facet of personality


Self-concept is one of the oldest and most important constructs in the social sciences. In this chapter, I distinguish between: (a) an older, unidimensional perspective of self-concept that focuses on global self-esteem and (b) the more recent, multidimensional perspective of self-concept that is based on a hierarchical model of self-concept. In support of the multidimensional perspective, I review research showing that specific domains of self-concept are more useful than a general domain for understanding the complexity of the self in different contexts, predicting a wide variety of behaviors, providing outcome measures for diverse interventions, and relating self-concept to other constructs in a variety of ...

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