How Does Culture Affect Self-Esteem?

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1. List the influences of self-esteem and give an example of each one. Have any of these factors influenced your self-esteem? How so?
Culture – The school, neighborhood, ethnicity, and religion in a culture influences the amount of self esteem a child may posses. For example, a child who attends a school that is based on their religion, such as a Lutheran or Catholic school, will have a strong sense of self-esteem. Since everyone at the school has the same basis for morals and beliefs, the child will feel more accepted.
Gender-Stereotyped expectations – In academic self-judgments, boys scored higher in math, science, and physical self-esteem where as girls scored higher in language arts self-esteem. The difference in self-esteem between girls
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Popular Children
Popular-prosocial children: combine academic and social competence, meaning they perform well in school and act in a friendly, cooperative manner towards their classmates.
Popular-antisocial children – are children who are athletically skilled but do poorly with academics. They are often rebellious and aggressive. They ignore, exclude, and spread rumors about other children.
B. Rejected Children – Feel lonely, do poorly in academics, avoid school and other social interactions. At risk for peer harassment.
Rejected-aggressive Children: Often show high rates of conflict, physical and relational aggression, and hyperactive, inattentive and impulsive behavior. They often blame others for their misbehaviors. Act as bullies.
Rejected-withdrawn children: usually social awkward and timid. They are overwhelmed by social aspects and have negative expectations for their treatment by peers. Worry about rejection, judgment, and bullying. Victims of bullying.
C. Controversial Children – Display a combination of positive and negative social behaviors. Can be hostile and disruptive but also positive and prosocial. Some peers dislike them, but they often have as many friends as popular children. They are typically happy with the relationships they possess but are often

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