Self-confidence, self-esteem, and assumption of sex role in young men and women.

W Johnson, N McCoy

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This study investigated the use of the English translation of a pa per-and-pencil self-confidence scale developed in French by Garant, Charest, Alain, and Thomassin in 1995. The translated self-confidence scare measured self-confidence, or the belief that one will succeed at whatever one undertakes, as distinct from self-esteem or the feeling that one is a worthwhile person. Unlike a number of previous studies, there was no sex: difference in self-confidence favoring men; however, scores on the masculinity portion of Bem's Sex-role Inventory (1974) were highly correlated with self-confidence for both men (r=.59) and women (r=.69).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-756
Number of pages6
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000




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