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Title: Gender difference in self-esteem of Hong Kong Chinese with cardiac diseases
Authors: Ng, JYY
Tam, SF
Man, DWK 
Cheng, LC
Chiu, SW
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Source: International journal of rehabilitation research, 2003, v. 26, no. 1, p. 67-70 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of rehabilitation research 
Abstract: Self-esteem is an indicator of a person's subjective quality of life due to its close relationship to a person's behavioural competence, positive self-experience, and sense of self-actualization. The present study aimed to investigate the basis of self-esteem in people with cardiac diseases, according to gender, after their cardiac surgery. The findings showed that there were prominent gender differences in the subjects' self-esteem. Women (aged<60) showed statistically significant higher ratings in the importance of 11 life events importance and the satisfaction of three life events than men. The study also found cultural uniqueness: Hong Kong Chinese (both men and women) with cardiac diseases generally indicated that social (interpersonal) self-concept dimensions were more important than achievement (personal) self-concept dimensions in their life perception. These findings are noteworthy for setting optimum goals of rehabilitation apart from return to work.
ISSN: 0342-5282
EISSN: 1473-5660
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