Chapter 8

Self-evaluation in an ecological perspective: neighbourhood, family and peers, schooling and media use

Ulla Johnsson-Smaragdi and Jönsson Annelis




Our perception of ourselves is of essential significance to what we feel we are able to accomplish, as well as to the goals for which we strive. Further, the way we perceive ourselves is important not only for our behaviour, but also for our mental well-being.

Self-evaluation or self-esteem may be studied from different angles. It is possible, for example, to study self-evaluation as a conceivable cause of certain kinds of behaviour or conditions. Or self-evaluation may be regarded as an effect, i.e. as a result of other factors influencing ...

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