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There are a few similarities between self-esteem and self-concept. As explain in the reading by Baumeister, "self-concept might be defined as a conscious, cognitive perception of how one see oneself, whereas self-esteem is the evaluation of how

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Running head: Looking at Self Distinguish between Self-Esteem and Self-Concept Antoine Thigpen Lamar State University Looking at Self There are many different definitions about self esteem and self concept. Each definition that's defined gives you totally different or similar meaning. The definition that I like is very simple that I found in the dictionary as self esteem, "a confidence and satisfaction as oneself" and self concept as "the mental image one has on self (Byrne, 1990)."It also explain in the reading, "Self esteem is considered to be the overall value that one places on oneself as a person, whereas self concept is viewed as the body of self-knowledge that individuals posses about themselves (Baumeister, 1953)." ...read more.


Of those 27 studies, 18 found physical activity to affect self-concept or self-esteem significantly. Gruber determined that 66 percent of the children in physical education or directed-play situations exceeded the self-concept of self-esteem scores of the children in non-physical activity setting. Physical activity programs with physical fitness objectives were found to be particularly beneficial for the children studied (Gregory, pg 49)." Physical activity builds the self-esteem and can also lower the self-esteem of a person. Franklin states that, "there is a great deal of research which shows that the self-concept is, perhaps, the basis for all motivated behavior. It is the self concept that gives rise to possible selves, and it is possible selves that created the motivation for behavior (Baumiester, 1953)." ...read more.


As describe in the text book, "Other terms often used interchangeably with self-esteem include self-concept, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-like, self-respect, and self regard (Gregory, pg. 49)." Self-esteem and self-concept is very hard to separate from each other. With them being so much alike it hard to talk about the difference between each other. I think you have to have an image of how you see yourself, but also have that self esteem to help you carry it out. Self esteem has a big role in physical activity and how well you do in that physical activity. By achieving that goal or even coming close to achieving that goal it builds that self esteem. When you don't do well it can lower your self-esteem and keep your self-esteem at a low point. With self-concept the image of how you see your self doing in this activity relates to your self esteem. ...read more.

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