one's mental image or picture of self. Has the power to either encourage or thwart personal growth.
the need to feel good about oneself and to believe that others hold one in the highest regard.
the need to reach one's potential through full development of one's unique capability.
Dimentions of self concept
self-knowledge, self-expectations, and self-evaluations.
Components of self-concept
All the feelings, beliefs, and values associated with "I" or "me" compose self-concept.
Formation of self concept
specific components include personal identitiy, body image, self-esteem, and role preformance. Considered to be a social creation that develops as a result of interactions with others.
Factors affecting self-concept
life experiences, developmental considerations, culture, internal and external resources, history of success and failure, stressors, illness and trauma.
focuses on the patient's personal identity, body image, self-esteem, and role performance.
Alterations in self-concept
disturbed body image, low self-esteem, ineffective role performance, disturbed personal identity.