Accession Number : AD0427832


Title :   SELF SYSTEMS, ANOMIE AND SELF ESTEEM,


Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER


Personal Author(s) : Harvey,O J


Report Date : Jan 1943


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : The perceived social self and the ratings of the Dymond Scale were used as measures of selfesteem. As hypothesized, on both measures of self-esteem System 4 Ss ranked highest, followed by Systems 3, 1 and 2. Also as predicted, on the Srole Scale, viewed as a measure of that aspect of anomie having to do with perception of self causality, System 4 Ss scored lowest, followed by Systems 3, 1 and 2. And as anticipated, on the Nettler Scale, interpreted as a measure of that aspect of anomie having to do with indentification with the American motif, System 1 Ss scored lowest followed by Systems 3, 4 and 2. Thus persons functioning in terms of the more abstract level of System 4 were higher in self-esteem than were Ss of the other systems despite being next to the lowest of the four systems in committment to or participation in the more normative American values and practices. At the same time, however, Ss functioning at the more concrete level of System 2 ranked highest of the four groups in anomie and lowest in selfesteem. In addition to showing that self-esteem does not depend on internalization of or adherence to dominant social norms, these results were interpreted as constructually validating the hypothesized characteristics of the principal self or conceptual systems posited by Homer et al. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PERSONALITY , PSYCHOLOGY , MOTIVATION , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE