The role of personal and social identity on the well � being of girls and boys University Students

Ghazanfari, firoozeh (2006) The role of personal and social identity on the well � being of girls and boys University Students. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 8 (32). pp. 123-130.

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Social identity theory argues there are two distinct aspects of the self-concept namely, Social and Personal Identity. It posits that individuals strive to maintain or enhance not only a positive personal identity but also a positive collective identity. Although theorists suggest that social identities should have positive effects on the lives of group members, only a few studies have assessed the relation between collective identity and well-being. Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship collective and personal self-esteem with subjective well-being (SWB) in two groups of the girls and boys college students. Methods and Materials: Participants were 85 female and 62 male undergraduate students at the Loorestan University. Each participant was tested by the Collective self-esteem scale (CSE), the Rosenberg self-esteem scale, the satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) and the positive and negative affect scale (PANAS). Results: The results show that in the girls versus boys the reliable relation between collective self-esteem and SWB is more than the personal self-esteem and SWB. Discussion: Thus our data suggest that in the boy students, both individuals� evaluations of themselves (Personal self-esteem) and their evaluations of their in groups (Collective Self-esteem) play mutual roles in well � being. But girls� well � being makes sense in connection with others and their own positive senses include a minor life satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 21:24
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 21:24

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