Measurement of self-concept and self-esteem in older people: state of the art.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Self-concept and self-esteem instruments used in gerontological research were reviewed. Instruments were found to vary substantially in their conceptualization of self-concept and/or self-esteem as well as in the amount of attention given to assessing their psychometric properties. The assumptions made about the relationship of age to self-concept and/or self-esteem also varied. More careful attention to selection, construction, interpretation, and continued validation of instruments is recommended. Several instruments are particularly recommended for further use in gerontological research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Breytspraak, LM; George, LK

Published Date

  • April 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 148

PubMed ID

  • 520376

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4657

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-073X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/03610737908257192


  • eng