Reviewing the Development of Self- Concept: Implications for an Enhanced Model

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet J. Boseovski, Associate Professor (Creator)
Delaney A. Collyer (Creator)
Stuart Marcovitch, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: [2017-2018 UNCG University Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund Grant Winner] According to the multiple self-aspects framework, self-concept structure is highly influenced by overlap between self-aspects, and affective spillover may occur when affective reactions to feedback in one domain affect the highly overlapping self-aspects. We review the literature on this framework focusing on developmental implications, and present evidence that trait and emotion information is organized into a self-concept structure at an early age. Further, we propose ways in which examining self-concept contents and structure may inform our understanding of children’s motivation and emotion regulation, the organization of self-aspects across development, and the refinement of models of the emergence and development of self-views.

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Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 8(1), 171-177
Language: English
Date: 2018
self concept, overlapping self-aspects, emotion regulation

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