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Self-esteem and Positive Psychology
Korean J Str Res 2007;15:205-214
Published online September 30, 2007
© 2007 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Kyeong-Sook Choi

Department of Neuropsychiatry, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
Abstract
Self-esteem is a widely used concept in many fields and social science and it refers to general feelings of self-worth or self-value. Self-esteem is one of the top three covariates in personality and social psychology research, along with gender and negative affectivity. Researches have shown that there is indeed a strong correlation between happiness and self-esteem, and self-esteem has held a significant place in positive psychology. The definitions of self-esteem vary and there are several types of self-esteem. Among many forms of self-esteem, authentic self-esteem and it's implications for well-being or for living the good life has been interested in positive psychology. (Korean J Str Res 2007;15:205∼214)
Keywords : Self-esteem, Positive psychology, Well-being


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