Common Themes and Future Directions for Self-Concept Clarity Research
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In this chapter, we reflect on the chapters contained in this volume. We document several themes that emerged across multiple chapters. Themes apparent in the current self-concept clarity literature include the centrality of the person in context in understanding the origins and effects of self-concept clarity and the potential benefits of higher levels of self-concept clarity. Common themes in the future directions proposed by individual chapter authors are also reviewed, such as the need to further develop theory and understanding as well as testing the extent to which the self-concept clarity construct and findings generalize beyond individualistic or unitary conceptions of the self.
KeywordsFuture directions Measurement Nomological net Self-esteem Social identity Life outcomes Generalizability Self-concept clarity
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