Chapter 11 Self-Perception and Self-Concept

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Chapter 11  Self-Perception and Self-Concept

 

 

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MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. What causes the greatest damage to self-worth?

  1. Measuring self against internal ideals
  2. Measuring self against individual values
  3. Measuring self against external standards
  4. Measuring self against expressions of positive feedback

ANS: C
The use of external standards rather than internal values is an inadequate platform for self- worth. The use of positive feedback and internal individual values supports a positive perception of self-worth.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: p. 200 OBJ: 1 TOP: Self-Worth KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation
MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

2. What would have the largest impact on maintaining a positive self-perception?

  1. Ability to control life’s choices
  2. Financial success attained in life
  3. Family relationships
  4. Degree of wellness

ANS: A
Being in control of life’s choices increases and maintains a positive self-perception.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: p. 201 OBJ: 1
TOP: Self-Perception KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

3. What would be considered the most important indicator of a positive self-image in an older adult living in a long-term care facility?

  1. Feeding self independently
  2. Maintaining urinary continence
  3. Having family visitors every week
  4. Neat grooming and wearing fresh clothing

ANS: D
Neat grooming and care in personal appearance are cardinal indicators of a positive self- image.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: p. 201
TOP: Self-Image KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

4. How does the concept of ageism portray older adults?

  1. An inactive population of self-indulgent persons
  2. A group that has opted to isolate themselves

OBJ: 2

c. Physically inept and nonproductive d. An antisocial but active group

ANS: C
Ageism defines the older adult as physically inept, nonproductive, and essentially unattractive.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Comprehension REF: p. 202 OBJ: 1 TOP: Ageism KEY: Nursing Process Step: Implementation
MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

5. What would cause the most damage to the self-concept of an older adult who lives in a long- term care facility?

  1. Being perceived as a single group rather than an individual
  2. Having individual needs that are not met
  3. Losing many personal belongings
  4. Losing social contact

ANS: C
The losses of home, spouse, car, and independence in making choices are devastating blows to someone’s self-image, even if he or she has social contacts and individual needs are met.

DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: p. 202 OBJ: 2
TOP: Institutionalization KEY: Nursing Process Step: Assessment MSC: NCLEX: Psychosocial Integrity: Psychosocial Adaptation

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