Unit 8 (m2)
Outline how factors can influence the development of individual's self concept.
I am going to outline how factors can influence the development of individual's self-concept, firstly, I will to define what is self-concept.
Self-concept self concept is about the way we view ourselves. There are two sides of our self concept and these include: our self-esteem, which is how we feel about out selves that is the the worth and value that you as a person attribute to yourself, and self-image, which is how we see ourselves for example in terms of gender, skin colour, heigh and weight.
Below are the factors:
• age appearance culture emotional development education abuse family income media environment
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Education education is another factor that influences the way we feel about ourselves in the way that the person's idea of how they are is strongly influenced by the experience at school and later experiences at college or university can also change what we think about ourselves. However this depends on which school we have attended, which experiences we have faced and how successful we have been because when we perform well in school and be praised for that which we have achieved, it develops a sense of confidence in ourselves as well as making us feel good about ourselves by making us feel that we are important people to the society thereby creating a positive self-image. But when we do not meet the expectations of education, we tend to develop negative attitudes about ourselves, for example we begin doubting our abilities to progress, we get discouraged, we loose confidence and self-esteem thereby making us become, withdrawn, and have a feeling of not belonging especially when with those who have achieved careers through education hence affecting our self concept. Also educational achievement is a positive influence on self-image because it increase out