Factors Underlying Contextual Variations in the Structure of the Self

Differences Related to SES, Gender, Culture, and "Majority/Nonmajority" Status During Early Adolescence

Jonathan Santo, William M. Bukowski, Luz Stella-Lopez, Gina Carmago, Shari B. Mayman, Ryan E. Adams

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Abstract

Multilevel modeling was used to examine contextual variations in the structure of the "self" in a sample of 918 lower- and upper-middle class early adolescents (M age = 10.37 years, SD = 1.19) from a "majority" cultural context (i.e., Barranquilla in the Caribbean region of Colombia) and a "nonmajority" context (i.e., Montréal, Québec, Canada). It was expected that the associations between measures of the self-concept (i.e., indices of self-perceived competence) and a measure of general self-worth would differ in majority and nonmajority contexts and would vary as a function of socioeconomic status, the relative emphasis placed on individualism and collectivism and gender. Findings indicate that contextual factors moderated the extent to which self-worth is associated with components of early adolescents' self-concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
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Factors Underlying Contextual Variations in the Structure of the Self : Differences Related to SES, Gender, Culture, and "Majority/Nonmajority" Status During Early Adolescence. / Santo, Jonathan; Bukowski, William M.; Stella-Lopez, Luz; Carmago, Gina; Mayman, Shari B.; Adams, Ryan E.

In: Journal of Research on Adolescence, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.03.2013, p. 69-80.

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