The development of self: Theoretical understandings and conceptual underpinnings
Journal/Book: Infant Young Children. 1999; 12: 7201 Mckinney Circle, Frederick, MD 21704, USA. Aspen Publ Inc. 1-16.
Abstract: The importance of the development of seif(self-concept, self-esteem, and autonomy) is widely recognized, yet health care providers for infants and their families are typically more concerned with enhancing parenting and optimizing later cognitive and emotional outcomes than fostering the development of self. This article describes the theoretical orientations that frame current understandings about the development of self and the social processes that may shape it. Components of the self are discussed, and current thinking about their development in infancy and toddlerhood is described. The role of temperament is addressed, and social competence is considered as the integration and manifestation of these self components.
Note: Article Houck GM, Oregon Hlth Sci Univ, Sch Nursing, Portland,OR 97201 USA
Keyword(s): autonomy; development; infancy; self; self-concept; self-esteem; self-regulation; toddlerhood; TO-FACE INTERACTION; YOUNG-CHILDREN; SOCIAL COMPETENCE; EMERGING INTERNALIZATION; PERCEIVED COMPETENCE; INHIBITORY CONTROL; ATTACHMENT THEORY; PRESCHOOL DELAY; MOTHER; CHILDHOOD