SELF-ESTEEM AND PERSONAL VALUE PRIORITIES. AN ANALYSIS OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP IN ADOLESCENCE

Lucía I. Llinares Insa, Mª Angeles Molpeceres Pastor, Gonzalo Musitu Ochoa

Abstract


This study examines the relationship between several dimensions of the self-concept and individual value
priorities. A Self-concept Questionnaire (AUT30) and the Schwartz Value Survey were administered. Results show
that there is not an identifiable coherent value profile linked to high global self-esteem. However, when different
dimensions of self-esteem are separately analyzed –i.e., academic and physical self-esteem-, a distinctive coherent
value profile emerges that significantly relates to each of them. Adolescents with high academic self-esteem attach a
greater weight to prosocial, conformity and self-direction values. Adolescents with high physical self-esteem regard
self-enhacement and security values as relatively more important. Results are discussed and future lines of research are suggested.

Keywords


self-concept; self-esteem; personal values; adolescence

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