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Title page for ETD etd-12042003-114249

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Hoffman, Kit Brandon
URN etd-12042003-114249
Title The “Dark Side” Of Self-Esteem: Examining The Relation Between Overly-Positive Self-Perceptions And Aggressive Behavior In Adolescents
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
David A. Cole Committee Chair
Anre Venter Committee Member
Bill Bruinsma Committee Member
David Smith Committee Member
Scott Maxwell Committee Member
  • aggression
  • self-esteem
  • adolescent
Date of Defense 2003-09-08
Availability unrestricted
Overly positive self-perceptions have been generally associated with psychological health. Recent research has suggested, however, that these overly positive perceptions may also be associated with aggressive or violent behavior. The current study examined the relation between aggressive behavior and self-perceptions in an adolescent population (grades 7-12). We examined both cross-sectional and longitudinal relations, and looked at both change in individual differences and individual differences in change. We examined all longitudinal hypotheses bi-directionally. We used multi-dimensional measures of self-concept that are tailored specifically to assess domains relevant to adolescents.
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