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Br J Psychiatry. 1988 Jul;153:6-15.

Self-esteem--a psychiatric view.

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Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital.

Abstract

The literature relating to the acquisition, maintenance, and clinical significance of self-esteem reveals theoretical differences between earlier investigators. The nature of self-esteem remains controversial, and attention is drawn to some of the problems of construct validation and measurement. Despite the difficulties, self-esteem is a concept worthy of further pursuit. This will require a measuring instrument that captures the concept more effectively than those currently available.

PMID:
3066431
DOI:
10.1192/bjp.153.1.6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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