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Self-Concept in Arabs and Arab Americans
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by Dalia R. Soliman and Francis T. McAndrew* - Knox College
Categories: Cross-Cultural | Personality
A group of Arab American students from traditional families scored significantly higher than a group of Arab students in Egypt on 7 of 10 subscales of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS:2; Fitts & Warren, 1996), reflecting overall higher self-esteem, self-confidence, and satisfaction with one’s physical, moral, and academic self. The results are consistent with theories associating biculturalism with an enhanced self-concept and sense of well-being.