volume 90, issue 3_part_2, P1179-1189 2002
DOI: 10.1177/003329410209000320.2
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Paul Yelsma, Norman M. Brown, Jeff Elison

Abstract: 109 college man and 76 college women ranging in age from 17 to 50 years and having an average age of 21 yr. completed Coopersmith's Self-esteem Scale and Elison's Compass of Shame Scale which measures four shame-focused coping styles. The total Compass of Shame score was significantly correlated with the Self-esteem scores. Scores on three of the shame coping subscales, Attack Self, Withdrawal, and Attack Other, were significantly correlated with Self-esteem scores; the Avoidance subscale was not. No signific…

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