Efficacy, Agency, and Self-Esteem

  • Michael H. Kernis

Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Michael H. Kernis
      Pages 1-5
  3. Intrapersonal Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan
      Pages 31-49
    3. Keegan D. Greenier, Michael H. Kernis, Stefanie B. Waschull
      Pages 51-71
    4. Jeff Greenberg, Tom Pyszczynski, Sheldon Solomon
      Pages 73-99
    5. Carolin J. Showers
      Pages 101-120
  4. Interpersonal / Contextual Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Mark R. Leary, Deborah L. Downs
      Pages 123-144
    3. Steven R. H. Beach, Abraham Tesser
      Pages 145-170
    4. Robert E. Harlow, Nancy Cantor
      Pages 171-195
    5. Ying-yi Hong, Chi-yue Chiu, Carol S. Dweck
      Pages 197-216
    6. Jerry M. Burger
      Pages 217-233
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Michael H. Kernis
      Pages 237-253
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-257

About this book


Challenging current notions in self-esteem literature, this volume offers new insights into efficacy, agency, and self-esteem as well as the influence of these constructs on psychological well-being. Articles -contributed by prominent researchers- contain substantial new theoretical and empirical research that focuses on a wide range of personality and motivational phenomena. In addition, this volume promotes new directions for future research.


Evaluation Motivation autonomy intelligence personality psychology well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael H. Kernis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1282-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1280-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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