Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem : What Are We Measuring ?

  title={Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem : What Are We Measuring ?},
  • Published 2006
For nearly 60 years, researchers and practitioners have struggled toward agreement on the definition and measurement of self-esteem. Both consensus and precision have proven elusive, and debate about what we are or should be measuring with our instruments continues today. In this article, we offer a clarifying account of the nature of self-esteem as a key aspect of personal identity and examine its legitimacy as a hypothetical construct. The distinction between implicit and explicit self-esteem… CONTINUE READING


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