- 青年心理学研究 (ISSN:09153349)
- vol.14, pp.21-39, 2002-12-27 (Released:2017-05-15)
The purpose of this study is to clarify the meaning of orientation toward ideal self, i.e., the orientation toward actualization of ideal self, from both positive and negative points. We examined positive meaning from the relationship between orientation toward ideal self and the degree of self-development and negative meaning from the relationship between self-evaluation and orientation toward ideal self. We requested 638 university students to answer the questionnaire. As a result, it was shown that orientation toward ideal self was significantly positively related with expectation of future self-development and evaluation of past self-development, and it insisted that orientation had positive meaning on this point. The negative meaning of orientation toward ideal self, however, couldn't be found clearly. With further investigation, which implied that orientation toward ideal self was also related with acquirement of steps and acts to actualize ideal self, these results would be caused not only because that orientation toward ideal self meant the strength of one's heart but also because that it was followed the steps or acts to actualize ideal self.