How For Participation Can Impact Issues Of Self Esteem, Self Efficacy And Foreshadow Children's Outcomes
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According to the website, http://www.merriam-webster.com, “a trophy is an object (such as a large cup or sculpture) that is given as a prize for winning a competition.” By definition, a trophy should be given to an individual who is triumphant in a match. However, in today’s culture, children are receiving awards for simply participating in a sport or activity. By allowing this to happen, it raises the question if it is good or bad for children to receive trophies for not succeeding. Through different articles and analyses on this issue, I will explain how giving trophies for participation can impact issues of self-esteem, self-efficacy and foreshadow children’s outcomes.
There are many different aspects of self, such as self-concept, self-esteem, and self-efficacy that may be hard for an individual to differentiate. According to the textbook, Life-Span Human Development, 7th edition, by Carol Sigelman, on page 348, self-concept is “your perceptions, positive or negative, of your unique attributes and traits as a person.” Self-concept generally focuses on who one is as an individual. An example of this would be a person believing that they are the most beautiful person in the world, even though others may not have the same opinion. Self–esteem differs from self-concept for the reason that self-esteem focus on how good the person is in a situation, or in an activity. Looking back at the textbook, Life-Span Human Development, 7th edition, by Carol Sigelman, on page 348,