Chapter 18. The Costly Pursuit of Self-Esteem

Implications for Self-Regulation

  1. Dr Rick H. Hoyle PhD Professor Fellow Member
  1. Jennifer Crocker,
  2. Scott Moeller and
  3. Aleah Burson

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch18

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

How to Cite

Crocker, J., Moeller, S. and Burson, A. (2010) The Costly Pursuit of Self-Esteem, in Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (ed R. H. Hoyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177122

Online ISBN: 9781444318111

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Keywords:

  • costly pursuit of self-esteem - self-regulation implications;
  • being a person of worth and value - desired private and public self-images;
  • egosystem motivation - constructing desired images of self in the eyes of the self;
  • qualities internalized - contingencies of self-worth;
  • self-regulation and self-control and long-term benefits;
  • contingencies of self-worth and self-regulation;
  • costs of contingent self-worth for self-regulation;
  • depleting self-regulatory resources;
  • self-image goals and self-regulation;
  • compassionate goals and self-regulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Egosystem Motivation

  • Implications for Self-Regulation

  • Contingencies of Self-Worth and Self-Regulation

  • Self-Image Goals and Self-Regulation

  • Contingencies of Self-Worth and Self-Image Goals

  • Compassionate Goals and Self-Regulation

  • Future Directions

  • Conclusions

  • References