Accession Number : ADA276044


Title :   Self-Esteem: Models and Implications for Management


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Becker, Manfred R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a276044.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : This thesis presents a literature review of self-esteem, primarily as it relates to organizations and management. Based on this literature review, self-esteem is defined as the emotional valuation individuals have of themselves and the degree of certainty of this valuation. Several models of self-esteem are presented. The relationship of coping and avoidance to self-esteem is considered. Coping is presented as being one of the primary sources for increased self-esteem. Likewise, self-esteem is a major influence on one's choice of coping versus avoiding. This makes self-esteem of significant potential value to organizations. The distinction between global and situational self-esteem is discussed, along with the behavioral correlates of these variables. Global self-esteem has been shown to be weakly related, or not related at all, to performance, in contrast to situational self-esteem. Implications for management are presented using the definition and models presented in the thesis. The implications present a process whereby the situational self-esteem of workers may be enhanced so that performance may be improved.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , ORGANIZATIONS , THESES , AVOIDANCE , EMOTIONS , ROLES(BEHAVIOR) , SELECTION , NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT) , MORALE , MODELS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE