• 02:13:54 am on October 18, 2006 | 0

    Download the full article here: http://www.actforyouth.net/documents/june_self_esteem.pdf

    Other interesting facts/reads/theories: http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/links.asp?topicID=7 http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/facts_mediaeffect.shtml

    Self-esteem (notes):
    – causal direction is unclear, which means that they’re unsure if having low self-esteem causes youth to engage in problem behaviour or the other way around
    –ex// Gang members have higher than normal self-esteem
    – Ways to boost self-esteem
    – Programs in 1960’s were designed to make youth feel good about themselves
    – Don’t work on raising self-esteem for the purpose of reducing problem behaviour – this isn’t an effective strategy
    – Telling someone to have more self-esteem won’t do it
    – they will only feel better about themselves if they experience success in areas that they care about and are praised by people they respect
    – Relationships with parents, friends social support groups
    – Reducing disappointment

    “Adolescent Self Esteem.” Research Facts and Findings os (2003): 1-4. 13 Oct. 2006 http://www.actforyouth.net/documents/june_self_esteem.pdf.


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