Two dimentional of self-esteem: Testing of Mruk’s model

Necla Acun Kapıkıran, Sevgi Özgüngör


The aim of this study is to test Mruk (2006b) 's model by examining the relationship between high and low self esteem with the authentic self, narcissism, antisocial behavior and depression in the light of the two-dimensional self-esteem model. A total of 266 students, 182 female and 84 male, participated in different departments of a Faculty of Education. The ages of the students ranged from 18 to 31 (mean: 21.15, sd: 2.13). Data were obtained by Two-Dimensional Self-Esteem Scale, Authentic Self Scale, Narcissistic Personality Scale, Anti-Social Tendency Scale, Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales. According to scores the self-esteem scale,   participations were divided into four groups. In the study, the hypotheses determined by Mrunk’s model. The hypotheses of the study were tested by ANOVA and regression analysis.  Results showed subjects with high SE were obtained higher score than others in their authentic self. And subjects of low SE were the highest depression scores.  The findings are discussed in the context of Mruk's model, two-dimensional self-esteem, authentic self, antisocial behaviors and depression variables.


Two Dimensions of Self- esteem; Authentic Self; Narcissism, Antisocial Tendency; Depression; College Students

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