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Self-esteem is positive when
one feels capable, worthwhile, and competent
Considering the relationship between a person's _ _ and his/her _ self can enhance understanding self esteem
self-concept; ideal
The ideal self consists of
the aspirations, goals, values, and standards of behavior that a person considers ideal and strives to attain
A person whose self-concept comes close to matching the ideal self has _ self-esteem; whereas a person whose self-concept varies widely from the ideal self suffers from _ self-esteem
high; low
Common stressors that influence self-concept: Body Image
Stroke, Blindness, Colostomy, Anorexia Nervosa, Arthritis, Incontinence, Obesity, MS, Amputation, Scarring, Aging, Pregnancy, Mastectomy, Rape, Assault
Common stressors that influence self-concept: Idenity
Job loss, Divorce, Neglect, Rape, Assault, Dependency on others, Sexuality concerns, Repeated failures, Societal attitudes, Conflict with others
Common stressors that influence self-concept: Role Performance
Inability to balance career and family; Physical, emotional, or cognitive deficits preventing role assumption, Loss of satisfying role, Transition from school to work setting, Promotion or demotion, Changing work environment, Empty nest, Assuming responsibility for aging parent
What age group is more vulnerable to identity stressors?
Identity confusion
results when people do not maintain a clear, consistent, and continuous consciousness of personal identity. It may occur at any stage of life.
Developmental Markers such as _, _, _, and _, may affect identity
the initiation of puberty, menopause, retirement, and decreasing physical abilities
Role conflict
results when a person is required to simultaneously assume two or more roles that are inconsistent, contradictory, or mutually exclusive
Example of role conflict
when a middle-age woman with teenage children assumes responsiblity for the care of her older parents, conflicts may arise in relation to being both a parent to her children and the child of her parents
Sick role
involves the expectations of others and society regarding how one should behave when sick
Role ambiguity
involves unclear role expectations. Is common in the adolescence years.
Role strain
blends role conflict and role ambiguity. May be expressed as a feeling of frustration when a person feels inadequate or feels unsuited to a role
Role overload
involves having more roles or responsibilities within a role than are manageable
Individuals with _ self-esteem are generally _ resilient and are _ able to cope with demands and stressors than those with _ self-esteem
high; more; better; low
Low self-worth can contribute to
feeling unfulfilled and misunderstood and can result in depression and unremitting uneasiness or anxiety
Self-esteem stressors in the developmental years are
inability to meet parental expectations, harsh criticism, inconsistent discipline, and unresolved sibling rivalry