Adolescent Psychology--Identity and Self-esteem

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Self esteem

High or Low?? (rank order across people is generally same as childhood; evidence that it decreases early childhood)
More unstable day to day
Social feedback become very important

Domains of Self-Esteem

Individuals tend to focus on different....(Athletics, Academics, Physical Appearance, Conduct, Relationships)

Graph

Sex Differences in Various Domains of Self-Esteem: Males higher in social; scholastic; appearance; athletics
Females Higher in Conduct

Which domain closely related overall?

Physical appearance

Family Issue

Harmony in home; shared activities; clear rules/ expectations and sticking to them; freedom within limits; providing help when needed
Parenting style?? Authoritative

Cultural Issues

Lower SES = lower self esteem (positive correlation)
Attending school where a minority related to lower self-esteem

Highest self-esteem

African Americans
*support within community
*focus on strengths
*increased ethnic identity

Example

Kevin, a male adolescent, and Jessica, a female adolescent, are from the same SES background..How might their self esteem differ based on the information?

Gender(answers based on what was on the graph) conduct; appearance; athleticism

High Self-Esteem

"real" based on real efforts and behaviors; helped by peer acceptance, parental approval, and school achievement; Low self-esteem = depression and relationship probelms

Related to alcohol use; why???? POPULARITY

Can it be too high?

Can lead to relationship problems; problems coping with negative events; inaccurate attributions

*each of these can also apply to low self esteem

Addressing....

Acknowledge basic worth; make evaluation based on actual efforts; small, attainable, short-term goals; acknowledge perspective on time, relationships...; accurate distinction b/t internal/external locus of control; help challenge irrational beliefs/feedback

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