The Effects Of Low Self Esteem On Adulthood

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Results for this study found that when testing for similar variable, boys and girls displayed very different results. Boys more than girls were more likely to be effected by marital status of the parents. Boys esteem was lower than girls, citing that boys without fathers in the home tended to have no one to look up to (Mandara & Murray, 2000, p. 485). Also, boys had the tendency to sight their family functions as more negative when the marital status of parents was single. Income had a significant effect on the self-esteem of adolescents as well. The higher the income of the home the higher the self-esteem of the adolescent. Families that had a higher income status tended to have a better form of togetherness in the home. Lastly it was concluded that perceptions of family function were a better indicator of the self-esteem of adolescence over family structure. Meaning families that display higher levels of cohesiveness tend to have children with higher self-esteem. Other research has examined the effects of low self-esteem on adulthood. According to a study by Trzseniewski, Donnella, Moffett, Robins, Poulton, and Casi (2006), low self-esteem during adolescence can predict negative life outcomes during adulthood. In order to properly assess this phenomenon, data from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study were used to broaden participation level. This research also used self-reports of mental health and court convictions to determine the overall wellbeing of all participants.…
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