Definition of Self-adequacy
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Self-adequacy Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Significant Concepts in Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory
Judgments individuals make about their own competence or ability to meet the instrumental/task-oriented demands of day-to-day living. Feelings of positive self-adequacy imply that one views oneself as capable of dealing satisfactorily with problems; as a success or capable of success in the things one sets out to do; as self-assured, self-confident, and socially adequate. Feelings of negative self-adequacy, on the other hand, are feelings of incompetence, the perceived inability to meet day-to-day demands successfully. (See self-evaluation; self-esteem; personality subtheory)Contributed by the RONALD AND NANCY ROHNER CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION