Measuring self-respect

Can “self-respect” supplant the now much-maligned “global self-esteem” in psychological research and therapy? The aim of the present paper is to examine this suggestion and develop it further. It is argued that there are two distinct philosophical concepts of self-respect abroad in the literature, Kantian and Aristotelian, between which psychologists need to choose. The main components of Aristotelian self-respect are then worked out. The paper concludes by exploring how, in order to make those components objectively measurable, certain methodological pitfalls must be avoided
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-5914.2007.00339.x
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Aristotle (2012). Nicomachean Ethics. Courier Dover Publications.

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Hyemin Han (2015). Purpose as a Moral Virtue for Flourishing. Journal of Moral Education 44 (3):291-309.
Colin Bird (2010). Self-Respect and the Respect of Others. European Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):17-40.

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