Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Education (MEd)
Many developmental theorists believe that the formulation of a stable or realistic self-concept is numbered among the most important psychological tasks that an individual faces in a lifetime. A self-concept is described as a collection of beliefs about one's own nature, unique qualities, and typical behavior (Weiten et al., 1991). A closely related aspect of this self-perception is self-esteem or a person's overall evaluation of his or her worth as a person. The importance of adequate self-esteem can hardly be overestimated over the course of a life span, but takes on even greater significance during the period of adolescence when major changes in the self are taking place (Erikson, 1963).
Keshock, Katherine G., "The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on the Maturation and Self Esteem of Adolescent Females" (1993). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1347.