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Table 1 Qualitative themes and quantitative results (MSWS – emotional SE)

From: Coming to terms with oneself: a mixed methods approach to perceived self-esteem of adult survivors of childhood maltreatment in foster care settings

emot. SE MSWSa, b participant sex Codec Themed subthemes
13 P12e m 2 (+) attitude in general (2)
P18 m 4 (+/−) aspects
(−) attitude
self-critical; not completely satisfied with oneself
depreciating oneself (2)
18 P15 f 11 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
(−) attitude
(−) emotions
family and raising kids (2)
self-critical
negative attitude in general, depreciating oneself (2)
insecureness (2), dissatisfied with one self (2)
P25 f 5 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
(−) attitude
(−) emotions
family and raising kids
beginning of positive self -perception
depreciating oneself
self-doubts (2)
20 P01 f 5 (+) attitude
(−) emotions
in general; family and raising kids; friendship
shame, dissatisfied with oneself
21 P07 m 4 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
(−) emotions
in general
self-critical
shame, dissatisfied with one self
P16 f 12 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
(−) attitude
(−) emotions
in general (3)
self-critical (3), beginning of positive self -perception depreciating oneself (2)
dissatisfied with one self (2)
23 P19 m 2 (+/−) aspects
(−) attitude
not completely satisfied with oneself
depreciating oneself
P21 m 9 (+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
(−) attitude
(−) emotions
self-satisfaction (5), self-confidence,
not completely satisfied with oneself, beginning of positive self –perception
depreciating oneself,
insecureness,
25 P17e f 4 (+) emotions
(−) emotions
self-satisfaction, self-confidence
insecureness (2)
26 P02 f 5 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects:
family and raising kids; self-acceptance (2×)
not completely satisfied with oneself
P08 m 4 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(−) attitude
(−) emotions
in general
self-satisfaction
depreciating oneself
insecureness
27 P40e m 1 (+) emotions self-confidence
30 P24 m 3 (−) attitude depreciating oneself
31 P13 m 6 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
(−) emotions
in general
self-confidence
self-critical
dissatisfied with one self (3×)
P27 m 0   
33 P20 f 6 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(−) emotions
friendship
self-satisfaction
self-doubts (2), dissatisfied with one self, self-critical,
P23 f 2 (−) emotions dissatisfied with one self
35 P41e m 1 (+) attitude in general
P42 m 0   
36 P33 m 9 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
in general (2),
self-confidence (4), self-satisfaction
self-critical (2)
38 P46e m 4 (+) emotions self-confidence (4)
39 P10 f 3 (+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
self-satisfaction (2)
self-critical
P30e m 3 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
in general
self-confidence (2×)
P36 m 4 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
in general (2)
self-confidence
self-critical
40 P14 m 4 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
family and raising kids
self-satisfaction (2)
self-critical
P45 m 2 (−) emotions dissatisfied with one self (3)
41 P06e m 2 (+) attitude family and raising kids (2×)
P09 m 2 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
family and raising kids
self-critical
P22 m 6 (+/−) aspects self-critical
P37e f 4 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
family and raising kids, in general (2),
self-confidence
42 P28 m 4 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
(−) emotions
in general (2)
beginning of positive self -perception
self-doubts
P35e m 2 (+) attitude family and raising kids (2)
P38e m 2 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
in general,
self-confidence
43 P26 f 6 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(−) emotions
family and raising kids
self-satisfaction, self-confidence (2)
dissatisfied with one self, insecureness
P29 m 7 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
in general (6)
self-critical;
P31 f 2 (+) attitude
(−) emotions
in general
insecureness
P34e m 1 (+) attitude family and raising kids
44 P05 m 6 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
self-acceptance, in general (3×),
self-satisfaction
self-critical
P32e m 1 (+) emotions self-satisfaction
45 P04 f 9 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
(+/−) aspects
(−) emotions
in general; family and raising kids,
self-satisfaction, Self-confidence (2)
self-critical (2)
dissatisfied with one self
P11 m 5 (+) attitude
(+/−) aspects
(−) emotions
in general (2)
beginning of positive self -perception
insecureness
48 P03e m 2 (+) attitude
(+) emotions
in general
self-satisfaction
P39 m 6 (+) emotions
(−) emotions
self-confidence (2), self-satisfaction (3)
insecureness
P43e m 5 (+) emotions self-satisfaction (3), family and raising kids (2)
49 P44 m 4 (+) emotions
(−) attitude
(−) emotions
self-satisfaction (2)
depreciating oneself
self-doubts,
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  1. araw value of the subscale emotional self-esteem; MSWS
  2. bscore of the subscale emotional SE – MSWS; M = 35.15, SD = 10.15; Mnorm = 37.71, SDnorm = 6.76; Mcontrol = 40.27, SDcontrol = 7.32
  3. cnumber of given codes;
  4. dmain theme: (+) attitude = positive attitude toward oneself; (+) emotion = positive emotions of oneself; (+/−) aspects = positive and negative aspects; (−) attitude = negative attitude toward oneself, (−) emotions = negative emotions of oneself
  5. epositive associations and emotions only