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Work, Status, and Self-Esteem : A Theory of Selective Self Investment - William A. Faunce

Work, Status, and Self-Esteem

A Theory of Selective Self Investment

Paperback Published: 16th September 2003
ISBN: 9780761826873
Number Of Pages: 260

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The book presents a theory explaining variations in the extent to which work affects self-esteem. The conventional wisdom is that work necessarily influences self-esteem, but the research evidence presented in the text indicates that this is not the case. There is, in fact, considerable variation in the extent of this relationship. A systematic theory relating attributes of the self and characteristics of status assignment systems to the self-investment process is presented.

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the title topics and Faunce's own theory of selective self investment.--Rayya Ghul, Canterbury Christ Church University College, Canterbury, United Kingdom "Journal Of Occupational Science "

Self Investmentp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Some Related Conceptsp. 10
The Social Selfp. 23
Self-Conceptp. 23
Self and Self Awarenessp. 28
The Need for Self Esteemp. 31
The Conventional Viewp. 31
The Meaning of Self Esteem Needp. 36
Self Investment and the Need for Self Esteemp. 42
The Meaning of Statusp. 49
Introduction: Definitionsp. 49
Occupational Status Differentiationp. 58
Status Assignment Systemsp. 69
Introductionp. 69
Salience of Occupational Statusp. 75
Clarity of System Boundariesp. 77
Consensus in Status Assignment Systemsp. 80
Heterogeneity in Status Assignment Systemsp. 85
Shape of Status Hierarchiesp. 91
Opportunity for Mobilityp. 94
Status Inconsistencyp. 96
Distributive Justicep. 101
Organizational Legitimation of Status Differencesp. 103
Generality of Status Criteriap. 106
Selective Self Investmentp. 111
Responses to Negative Evaluation or Comparisonp. 112
Dimensions of Response to Evaluationp. 114
A Model of the Self Investment Processp. 125
Status Arrangements and Self Investmentp. 139
Structural Support for Low Self Investmentp. 154
Occupational Self Investment; Career Stagesp. 171
Prior to Labor Force Entryp. 171
Early Career Experiencep. 181
Later Career Stagesp. 189
Summary of Theoryp. 203
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780761826873
ISBN-10: 0761826874
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 16th September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 13.61  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.33

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