In accordance with Baumeister, Campbell, Krueger, & Vohs, (2003) today the self-esteem have a greatly influences in the happiness of each individual, which can increase or decrease prejudices. Low self-esteem contributes to anxiety, depression and delinquency. In contrast to high self-esteem leads to happier results and of success, such as well performance in school, good leadership, better relationships, better job positions, happier marriages and overall to an improved life satisfactions. In addition the Bureau, Therapist Sarasota, (2011) said that according to a new study led by Ulrich Orth of the University of Basel, “self-esteem is a cause of positive life outcomes, not an effect, of life circumstances”. They found that self-esteem increased from young adulthood to middle aged and equaled out by age 50. After that, the level of self-esteem of the participants then decreased. My Reaction
Self-esteem plays a very important role in our society. In my opinion the parents, teachers, bosses and others, should make every effort to enhance and promote good self-esteem of their children and their students and employees, as studies show that self-esteem can cultuvar from childhood to near fifty. This would decrease the school decercion and crime, as also enhance a better lifestyle in our society.
Bureau, Therapist Sarasota. (14th de October de 2011). GoodTherapy.org. Retrieved 10 September 2012, from GoodTherapy.org: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/self-esteem-influences-life-performance/
Baumeister, R. F., Campbell, J. D., Krueger, J. I., & Vohs, K. D. (2003). Does high self-esteem cause better performance, interpersonal success, happiness, or healthier lifestyles? . Psychological science in the public interest, 4 (1), 44.