Self-Esteem: An Operational Definition and Ethical Analysis

Volume
Volume 11
Issue
Winter 1983
Title
Self-Esteem: An Operational Definition and Ethical Analysis
Abstract

Self-esteem can be formally defined in ways that require radically different ethical assessments. An examination of the phenomena usually associated with high self-esteem, however, allows an ethical assessment which is not dependent on formal definitions. The phenomena to which most people intend to refer when they use the term high self-esteem can be assessed ethically by recognizing its similarity to humility and by making reference to virtues such as empathy, contentment, honesty, courage, and grace.

Author
Dr. D.S. Ryan
Pages
295 - 302
Price
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