Influence of individual and group identity salience in the global self-esteem of youth

Dean R. Hoge, John David McCarthy

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Combined 9 specific self-ratings into a scale that used various weightings in an attempt to maximize correlations with global self-esteem measured by 2 content-free scales and to determine whether the content-free scales would tap the same self-esteem dimensions as the summated 9-factor scale. Ss were 1,528 7th, 9th, and 11th graders. Results suggest 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--group means of the importance of the separate self-evaluation dimensions rather than each S's self-rating of the importance of that dimension. This result held even when interactive models of weighting were used. (25 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-414
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1984

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In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.08.1984, p. 403-414.

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