Related Literature Review Of Private Self-Consciousness

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Review of Related Literature This study is all about self-consciousness and self-esteem among the Psychology students in the University of Mindanao. The independent variables is the self-consciousness with its indicators, public self-consciousness, private self-consciousness and the social anxiety. On the other hand, the dependent variable is the self-esteem and its indicators are performance self-esteem, social self-esteem and appearance self-esteem. Private Self-Consciousness Private self-consciousness (e.g., Fenigstein, scheier, & Buss, 1975), a cognitive style, denotes habitual attentiveness to or awareness of the self. Since Fenigstein et al. (1975) originally proposed the construct, research has examined numerous correlates of private self-consciousness, which Buss (1980), Carver and Scheier (1981), and Scheier and Carver (1983) have reviewed. Not surprisingly, several correlates pertain to the processing of self-referent information. For example, individuals high in private self-consciousness (a) write more detailed self-descriptions (Turner, 1978b), (b) decide more quickly whether trait adjectives describe the self (Mueller, 1982; Turner, 1978c), (c) recall more self-referent material under conditions of incidental learning (Agatstein & Buchanan, 1984; Hull & Levy, 1979, Experiment 1; Turner, 1980), and (d) commit more false alarms to self-descriptive traits but fewer to non-self-descriptive traits during a recognition memory task (Nasby, 1985, 1989) than do

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