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The relationship of self-acceptance and self-respect to acceptance of and respect for others

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The results of the analysis of the data of each case Separately and of the data of all cases together can be summarized as follows:

  1. (1)

    It was found that acceptance of and fespect for self arid acceptance of and respect for others can be operationally defined and objectively rated with a satisfactory degree of reliability.

  2. (2)

    In roughly three-fourths of the units of client response in the ten cases the clients are occupied with self evaluation while less than one-fifth of the units deal with evaluation of others.

  3. (3)

    In general there is a marked and fairly regular increase in the measured acceptance of and respect for self from the beginning to the end of the cases. There is also a marked but more uneven rise in the acceptance of others from the beginning to end.

  4. (4)

    There is a definite and substantial correlation between attitudes of acceptance of and respect for self and attitudes of acceptance of and respect for others.

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    Acceptance of self and acceptance of others is, on the average, higher in the second half of the counseling interviews than in the first.

  6. (6)

    There is a closer correlation between the “Self” and “Others” ratings in the second half of the cases than occurs in the first half.

  7. (7)

    The findings of this study appear to have important implications for social psychology as well as clinical psychology and personality theory.

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Sheerer, E.T. The relationship of self-acceptance and self-respect to acceptance of and respect for others. Pastoral Psychol 8, 35–42 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01844128

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