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Extending self-esteem theory and research

Author: Timothy J Owens; Sheldon Stryker; Norman Goodman
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This work serves as a comprehensive statement on self-esteem theory and research.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Owens; Sheldon Stryker; Norman Goodman
ISBN: 0521028426 9780521028424
OCLC Number: 70764761
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: List of contributors; Part I. The Frame: 1. The future of self-esteem: an introduction Timothy J. Owens and Sheldon Stryker; 2. The self as social product and social force: Morris Rosenberg and the elaboration of a deceptively simple effect Gregory C. Elliot; Part II. Conceptual and Methodological Issues: 3. Theorizing the relationship between self-esteem and identity Laurie H. Ervin and Sheldon Stryker; 4. Measuring self-esteem: race, ethnicity, and gender considered Timothy J. Owens and Adam King; 5. The self as a social force Viktor Gecas; 6. Self-certainty and self-esteem Ron Wright; Part III. Social and Life Course Contexts of Self-Esteem: 7. Self-esteem of children and adolescents David H. Demo; 8. Failure of the dream: notes for a research program on self-esteem and failed identity in adulthood Norman Goodman; 9. Self-esteem and work across the life course Carmi Schooler and Gary Oates; 10. Comfort with the self Roberta G. Simmons; Part IV. Self-Esteem and Social Inequalities: 11. Self-esteem and race Pamela Braboy Jackson and Sonia P. Lassiter; 12. Gender and self-esteem: narrative and efficacy in the negotiation of structural factors Anne Statham and Katherine Rhoades; 13. Bereavement and the loss of mattering Leonard I. Pearlin and Allen J. LeBlanc; 14. Self-esteem and social inequality L. Edward Wells; 15. Self-evaluation and stratification beliefs Matthew O. Hunt; Part V. Self-Esteem and Social Problems: 16. The science and politics of self-esteem: schools caught in the middle Martin V. Covington; 17. Self-esteem and deviant behavior: a critical review and theoretical integration Howard B. Kaplan; 18. Low self-esteem people: a collective portrait Morris Rosenberg and Timothy J. Owens; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy J. Owens, Sheldon Stryker and Norman Goodman.


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'This volume is an exceptionally fine resource for both novices and professionals interested in the current diversity of research into self-esteem and in issues for future research.' Ralph H. Turner, Read more...

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