Decomposing global self-esteem

R. W. Tafarodi, Alan Berkeley Milne

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    Abstract

    We argue in this paper for distinguishing two dimensions of global self-esteem, self-competence and self-liking. Studies I and 2 identify a corresponding pair of factors in Rosenberg's (1965) Self-Esteem Scale. Studies 3 and 4 examine the predictive value of the two-dimensional approach to self-esteem as reflected in the unique associations of self-competence and self-liking with negative life events and word recognition.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-483
    Number of pages40
    JournalJournal of Personality
    Volume70
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • CONFIRMATORY FACTOR-ANALYSIS
    • ITEM RESPONSE THEORY
    • CONSTRUCT ACCESSIBILITY
    • TEST STATISTICS
    • EFFICACY SCALE
    • LIFE EVENTS
    • MODELS
    • INFORMATION
    • DIMENSIONS
    • VALIDATION

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