The personal undervaluation in the social self-concept can have serious consequences for the personal well-being of the subjects
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- von Soest, T., Wichstrøm, L., & Kvalem, I. L. (2016). The development of global and domain-specific self-esteem from age 13 to 31. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(4), 592. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000060
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Global self-esteem is often conceptualized as an individual’s general attitude toward self-evaluation, reflecting people’s beliefs about their value as persons and whether they are worthy of respect. Self-esteem develops in the interaction between individuals and the many environments in which people participate in daily life. Self-esteem is defined as a relatively automatic, overlearned, and unconscious self-evaluation that guides spontaneous relationships and self-related stimuli. Self-esteem is a complex and multidimensional structure. Personal undervaluation in social self-concept can have serious consequences for the personal well-being of subjects. This has been associated with happiness and has been identified as inversely related to depressive symptoms, reduced physical health, eating pathology and suicide risk.
Schools should analyze the health situation in the center, which is a prior step for any health education and health promotion intervention. It is essential to start from a global conception of health and to recognize the competence of all members of the educational community when defining problems and priorities. Some significant aspects to take into account when contextualizing health in the educational center are relations in the school community, promotion of personal development and self-esteem.
Health aspects should be integrated into three basic dimensions: personal (self-esteem, self-concept, self-care), relational and environmental.
Likewise, children with low self-esteem do not show good academic performance because they do not feel inferior to their peers and cannot develop their talents and skills because their insecurities are very high, which prevents them from discovering and developing themselves and their abilities.
- Vallés Arándiga, A., Olivares Rodríguez, J., & Rosa Alcázar, A. I. (2014). Competencia social y autoestima en adolescentes con fobia social. Liberabit, 20(1), 41-53. http://www.scielo.org.pe/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1729-48272014000100005
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