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The Relationship between Clothing Interest and Self-Concept in Female Undergraduate College Students

Description: This study sought to examine the relationship between the variable of clothing interest and the five self-concept variables or scales. These are defensive positiveness, general maladjustment, psychosis, personality disorder, and neurosis similarity in scale score to a neurotic population.
Date: June 1968
Creator: Dulin, Anthony P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Changes in Self Concept Associated with Exposure to Theories of Personality

Description: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of classroom lectures regarding personality theory on the incongruencies of one's self concept. Relying heavily upon the individual's drive toward integration, health, and self-actualization as summarized in the preceding section, as it is contended that, while some information will be rejected because of one's tendency to maintain and preserve established consistencies within himself, the individual's inherent motivation toward personal growth will result in the assimilation of many of these basic psychological beliefs into his own personality structure.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Temple, Janice E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Self-Rationalization and Two Aspects of the Self-Concept: The Social Self and the Private Self

Description: The purpose of this study is two-fold: (1) to investigate the relationship between self-rationalization and self-concept, and (2) to investigate the relationship between two different types of self-concept, the private self or what a person thinks about himself and the social self or what a person thinks other people in his psychological group think about him.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Flattery, James Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study on the Stability of Self-concept

Description: There are two major purposes of this study. First, it will attempt to ascertain whether self-concept, as measured by a self-concept scale, will fluctuate significantly due to a recent ego inflating or deflating experience, and if so, how lasting and in what areas are the effects. Secondly, it will note whether or not the low self-concept individual is more susceptible to changes in self-concept due to these environmental changes than the high self-concept individual.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Collman, Robert Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relation between the Self-concept and Values of Parents with Their Children

Description: In accordance with theories of Carmichael (19), Lecky (41), and Rogers (55), which suggest that adolescence is a time of redefining conceptions about one's self in relation to values, groups, and institutions in one's environment, the following hypotheses were proposed to be investigated in this study: 1. The difference between mothers' and fathers' self-concept scores is nonsignificant. 2. Parents have higher self-concepts than their children. 3. Parents of children with high self-concepts will differ significantly from parents of children with low self-concepts with respect to their values.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Mackenzie, Donna Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Some Aspects of Self-Concept

Description: The purpose of this study is fourfold: (1) to investigate any differences in self-concept scores of a normal (adjusted) and abnormal (maladjusted) population; (2) to investigate any difference in self-concept scores between psychotic and non-psychotic hospitalized patients, (3) to investigate changes in self-concept concomitant with psychotherapy, and (4) to investigate any sex differences in self-concept.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Ratliff, William Randall
Partner: UNT Libraries

Maladjustment and the Distortion of Self-Perception

Description: Contemporary psychology has shown an increasing interest in the self-concept of the individual. This interest has grown in large measure from studies of perception. Many theorists have felt that perception in general and self-perception in particular is a function of the needs of the organism, as well as a function of the external stimuli. It is the purpose of this study to investigate the relationships between distortions in self-perception and total level of adjustment in a population of college students.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Love, William Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries

Narcissism: Reality Testing and the Effect of Negative Feedback

Description: A number of clinicians have reported that narcissists show grandiosity in self-concept, and rage after receiving disconfirming feedback. This is the first empirical study to test these claims. Subjects with differing levels of narcissism and self-esteem were compared on distortion in self-perception and emotional reaction to negative feedback. Ninety-six college students predicted their levels of intelligence, attractiveness, and interpersonal understanding (empathy) as compared to their peers. Objective measures of these characteristics were obtained, and subjects' predictions, with their actual scores held constant, provided measures of reality distortion in selfperception. Subjects were given feedback comparing their predictions to objective measures at the end of the experiment, and reaction to feedback was assessed by comparing subjects' pre- and post-feedback scores on the Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist-Revised (Zuckerman & Lubin, 1985). Narcissists were expected to react to negative feedback with greater hostility than nonnarcissists. Narcissists evidenced significant distortion in perceptions of their own intelligence, attractiveness, and interpersonal understanding. This finding provided empirical evidence supporting the clinical phenomenon of grandiosity. Narcissists did not react with greater hostility after negative feedback, but as compared to nonnarcissists, they did react with less depression following negative feedback. This supported Kernberg's (1980) assertion that narcissists do not react to loss with depression. In contrast to the inflated self-image associated with narcissism, self-esteem was associated with a comparatively accurate view of self.
Date: August 1990
Creator: Gabriel, Marsha T. (Marsha Thompson)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Influence of Vocational Training on the Self-Concept of the Physically Handicapped

Description: This study was conducted in order to investigate the hypothesis that the vocational rehabilitation training situation is itself therapeutic. The training situation is of course attempting to complete the final phase of rehabilitation by actually helping the handicapped individual to go out into the world again as a productive human being.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Diamond, Harriet A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study in Human Resources Utilization: A Critical Examination of the Role of the Self-Concept in the Vocational Choice Process of College Students

Description: The specific problem confronted by this dissertation research is this: Do college students who are quite decided about their vocational choices have more developed and implemented self-concepts than do college students who are quite undecided about their vocational choices? If the decided students have more developed and implemented self-concepts than the undecided students, it can be logically reasoned that the developing and implementing of the self-concept is essential in the vocational choice process of college students. The purpose of this study is to resolve the problem concerning the possible self-conceptual differences between highly decided and highly undecided college students.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Davis, Jefferson Jackson
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship of Perceived Parental Attitudes to Psychological Adjustment, Self-Concept, and Sociometric Status in High School Students

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the degree of relationship among parental attitudes as perceived by the child, and the child's psychological adjustment,self-concept, and sociometric status. In addition, the relationships between each of the experimental variables were examined.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Colvin, Hazel S.
Partner: UNT Libraries