Definition of Self-concept
(noun) The overarching cognitive framework that encompasses one’s various abilities, identities, and values.
Syllabification: self con·cept
- American English – /sElf-kAHn-sept/
- British English – /self-kOn-sept/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /sɛlf-ˈkɑnsɛpt/
- British English – /sɛlf-ˈkɒnsɛpt/
- Plural: self-concepts
- Variant spelling: self concept
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “self concept.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/self-concept/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
self concept. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/self-concept/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “self concept.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/self-concept/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“self concept.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 5 Feb. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/self-concept/>.