Effect Of Self Esteem On The Health, Self Regulation, And Social Domains

1754 Words Oct 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
In “Self-Esteem Is Relatively Stable Late in Life: The Role of Resources in the Health, Self-Regulation, and Social Domains,” the American Psychological Associations accesses their studies that had found a person’s self-esteem increases as they transition into young adults, plateaus near midlife, and then will continue to decline as the adult reaches and exceeds the age of 65. Studies have also shown that once an individual reaches the age of 60, their self-esteem will remain stable. Individuals who are very old age or close to death experience many changes including health constraints that challenge the way that they evaluate themselves. Control in one’s life, such as behavior, finances, and the ability to adapt to daily challenges, has been linked to individuals being well adjusted and having a higher self-esteem but as we age, our control perceptions decline. Economic power influences an adults view of their self-esteem. Men are often reported to have a higher esteem compared to women due to men typically being more powerful. Health is an important predictor of self-esteem. As an individual ages, their risk of diseases such as heart disease and memory loss increases. This has a severe impact on an individual and could negatively impact their self-esteem. As stated in the journal, an individual who has reduced mobility due to walking constraints might decrease their possibility to pursue their life goals and also decreases the possibility to live an independent life. This…

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