We know that global self-worth is lower in the inpatient group and we know from other research that lower self-concept
is a precursor to other more serious mental health problems," Ferro said.
Interventions to improve an individual's self-concept
or self-perception would be complementary to some of the more pressing needs within child and youth inpatient psychiatric services.
Overall, young people getting psychiatric treatment of both types tend to have reduced self-concept
as compared to the rest of the population.
Despite multiple definitions of this construct, researchers commonly agree on the hierarchical nature of self-concept
in that it can be conceptualized into specific domains (Shavelson & Bolus, 1982).
In a similar vein, Donders and Verschueren (2004) analyzed the relation between positive self-concept
and social acceptance in a sample of 164 Norwegian children aged 9 to 12 years, concluding that peer acceptance is related to self-esteem and feelings of social acceptance.
A scarcity of research studies to identify the associations between AGOs and educational self-concept
may be defined simply as the total collection of attitudes, judgments and values which an individuals holds with respect to his behaviour, his ability, his biology and his worth as person.
has been defined as 'a person's self-perceptions formed through experience with and interpretation of his or her environment' (Marsh & Hattie, 1996, p.
Previous research has not supported the self-concept
as uni- dimensional construct due to its insufficient explanation of behavior in diverse settings.
To sum up, teachers' professional self-concept
as well as their professional knowledge seems to play a significant role in the instructional quality and students' learning success.
Martin (1995) endorsed that "failure in school plays a significant role in forming a negative self-image, especially when the child's self-concept
is negative to begin with" (p.
involves students' beliefs about their ability to participate in sports and outdoor activities.