Self-concepts, domain values, and self-esteem: relations and changes at early adolescence

Title

Self-concepts, domain values, and self-esteem: relations and changes at early adolescence

Creator

Eccles JS; Wigfield A; Flanagan CA; Miller C; Reuman DA; Yee D

Publisher

Journal Of Personality

Date

1989

Subject

Child; Humans; Adolescent Psychology; Interpersonal Relations; Self Concept; Social Values; Teaching; adolescent; Adolescent Transitions; Aptitude; Mathematics; Sports

Description

We assessed how children's self-concepts of ability for mathematics, English, social, and physical skills activities, ratings of the importance of these activities, and general self-esteem change across the transition to junior high school. Three types of change were assessed: change in mean levels, change in stability, and change in relationships. Twice each year during the sixth and seventh grades, 1,450 children completed questionnaires. Mean levels of children's self-esteem were lowest immediately after the transition, but recovered during seventh grade. Self-concept of ability and importance ratings for math and sports activities showed linear declines. Self-concept of ability for social activities showed a cubic trend, but importance ratings for social activities declined in a linear fashion. Children's self-concepts of ability for math and English became less stable across the junior high transition, whereas beliefs about other activities and general self-esteem were more stable in seventh grade.
1989

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

283-310

Issue

2

Volume

57

Citation

Eccles JS; Wigfield A; Flanagan CA; Miller C; Reuman DA; Yee D, “Self-concepts, domain values, and self-esteem: relations and changes at early adolescence,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12469.

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