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Self-Esteem and Beyond


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Neil J. MacKinnon
    Pages 1-19
  3. Neil J. MacKinnon
    Pages 20-43
  4. Neil J. MacKinnon
    Pages 44-70
  5. Neil J. MacKinnon
    Pages 71-95
  6. Neil J. MacKinnon
    Pages 126-142
  7. Neil J. MacKinnon
    Pages 143-148
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-171

About this book


Self-esteem is a concept which everybody experiences but there is conceptual confusion between self-feelings and self-conceptions. This book addresses the issue by replicating past studies with analysis of original data and proposing a three-factor theory of self-sentiments consisting of self-esteem, self-efficacy and self activation.


self-esteem self-efficacy self-sentiment self-concept affect control psychological centrality Motivation psychology Self Sentiment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of GuelphCanada

About the authors

Neil J. MacKinnon is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph, Canada. His book Symbolic Interactionism as Affect Control is an authoritative presentation of affect control theory; and a more recent book Self, Identity, and Social Institutions with David Heise presents a dynamic model of the self in the context of social institutions.

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