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The Importance of Self Esteem

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Summer Haverick

on 14 November 2012

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59% of 5–12Th grade girls in one survey were dissatisfied with their body shape. 20–40% of girls begin dieting at age 10. By 15, girls are twice as likely to become depressed than boys. Among 5–12th graders, 47% said they wanted to lose weight because of magazine pictures. Health risks accompany girls' drop in self-esteem due to risky eating habits, depression, and unwanted pregnancy. How Teens Value Self esteem & Why Self-esteem assessed for girls between the ages of 8-9 reveal that 60% of girls report positive feelings, compared to 67% of boys From 8 and 9 To 16 and 17 Teens between the ages of 16-17 indicated that only 29% of girls felt positive feelings about themselves compared to 46% of boys The Importance of Self Esteem Self esteem plays a key role in many of our lives. Self esteem is about how much you feel you are worth and how much you feel others value you. This feeling can control many things in life. -The way teens dress


-Social Groups

-Relationships with Parents

-Drug use Transitions These transitions can be from one school to another or just from middle school to high school. Development Everybody physically and mentally develops differently. So its sometimes tempting to compare yourself to others. Parental Influence Parents have a lot of influence in their child's life. Such as how parents support their teens or approve of what their doing in life Outside Images and Media Although you might not know it, the media have a lot of influence in our lives. It can set stereotypes about how our bodies are suppose to look like Peer Pressure Many teens pick up on fashion trends in an effort to stave off humiliation from peers. Judgement form others can degrade you social class. And stereotypes can be used against you. What causes changes in Self Esteem? Teenage boys can be prone to obsessive exercising, binge eating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, steroid abuse and diet aid abuse. It is estimated that about 45% of Western men are unhappy with their bodies – 25 years ago, only 15% were unhappy with their bodies. Recent years have seen a significant increase in body dysmorphia in teen boys. Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a psychiatric disorder in which the affected person is excessively concerned about an imagined or minor defect in their physical feature. 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking, or drinking when feeling badly about themselves (compared to 25% of girls with high self-esteem). Girls vs. Boys Lets Compare
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