Competent to cope, worthy of happiness? How the duality of self-esteem can inform a resilience-based classroom environment

David Miller, Brigid Daniel

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    Abstract

    This article considers links between self-esteem and resilience, and suggests implications for teachers and schools. A two-dimensional model of self-esteem is employed as a theoretical framework to revisit a range of factors frequently associated with internal resilience. It is argued that because of the way in which self-referent characteristics have been conceptualized in the past, the links between self-esteem and resilience may have been underestimated. Following discussion of the theoretical issues, suggestions are made about to how this model of self-esteem can provide schools with a conceptual framework to help inform resilience-based approaches to support vulnerable children. © 2007 SAGE Publications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)605-622
    Number of pages18
    JournalSchool Psychology International
    Volume28
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

    Keywords

    • Childhood resilience
    • Efficacy
    • Self competence
    • Self esteem
    • Self worth

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