In search of clarity: self-esteem and domains of confidence and confusion.

@article{Stinson2008InSO,
  title={In search of clarity: self-esteem and domains of confidence and confusion.},
  author={Danu Anthony Stinson and Joanne V. Wood and Juliana R Doxey},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={1541-55}
}
To date, research suggests that self-concept clarity is a monolithic construct: Some people have clearly defined self-concepts in all domains, whereas others do not. The authors argued that self-concept clarity is instead multifaceted and varies across trait domains. The authors predicted that social commodities (SCs; e.g., looks, popularity, social skills) would show less self-concept clarity than would communal qualities (CQs; e.g., kindness, warmth, honesty), due to domain differences in… CONTINUE READING
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