Self Concept- also popularly referred to as self imgage, self understanding, self perception-is the individual’s way of looking at himself; it signifies his way of thinking, feeling and behaving. It also means one’s attitude toward self.
Assessment of self-concept is vital and useful for various reasons like:
- Self Concept is a dominant element in personality pattern
- It helps us better understand our physical, social, temperamental, educational, moral and intellectual spheres
- Self Concept is related to and affects other self related variables like self esteem, self identity, self schema, etc.
- Self Concept drives a person’s behavior