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›› 2006, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (5): 704-709.

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Heterogeneity of High Self-Esteem

Tian Lumei;Zhang Xiangkui   

  1. Department of Psychology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024
  • Received:2005-11-02 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-09-15 Published:2006-09-15
  • Contact: Zhang Xiangkui

Abstract: There is more than high or low level of self-esteem. Many researchers demonstrated the possibility of existence of heterogeneity of high self-esteem from the perspective of inconsistent results of empirical studies, theoretical thinking of self-esteem concept or measuring method respectively and proposed the different categories of high self-esteem(HSE) and their measuring methods from different aspects respectively, such as unstable HSE vs.stable HSE, defensive HSE vs. genuine HSE, contigent HSE vs.true HSE, high explicit and low implicit HSE vs.high explicit and high implicit HSE, fragile HSE vs. secure HSE and so on. Their measuring methods were also different duing to different categories. These results showed that heterogeneity of HSE existed and suggested that it should have attention in the future researches on self-esteem

Key words: self-esteem, heterogeneity of high self-esteem, category, measuring method