Building Self Esteem

Building Self Esteem

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The volume helps guide readers to an understanding of the origins of their self-images. They learn to recognize the symptoms of low self-esteem and develop practical success strategies to help them overcome the challenges they face in school and in life. The authors examine the role of self-esteem in the life of a student, self-esteem development, the Circle Model: inborn preferences; the influence of family; messages from the immediate environment; and the impact of the outer world, symptoms of low self-esteem and strategies for improvement, strategies for developing self-esteem and strategies for success in school. For traditional and nontraditional students interested in improving their self-esteem and more

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  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 187.96 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Prentice Hall (Higher Education Division, Pearson Education)
  • Prentice Hall
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0130933791
  • 9780130933799

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Building Self-Esteem: Strategies for Success in School and Beyond helps you develop the elements essential to positive self-esteem by identifying: Sources: Use the unique "Circle Model" to reveal past and present influences on the development of self-esteem, helping you understand the sources of your self-image. Symptoms: Learn how to recognize where we manifest high and low self-esteem in our academic and personal lives. Strategies: Develop practical strategies challenges of academic life. The third edition contains new and updated research on self-esteem and college success. With a deeper understanding yourself, you can maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses to make your school experience as rewarding possible. Visit our Student Success Supersite at Features include: Majors Exploration Career Advice Web Links Tips from Successful Students Student Bulletin Boards Faculty Resourcesshow more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains student “Exercises.”) Defining the “Nontraditional” Student. The Role of Self-Esteem in Your Life as a Student. I. SOURCES OF SELF-ESTEEM. 1. Self-Esteem Development. What Is Self-Esteem? The Nature of Self-Esteem. The Circle Model. 2. The Core Circle: Inborn Preferences. Personality Types. Personality Type, Culture, and Self-Esteem. Learning and Personality Preferences. 3. The Second Circle: The Influence of Family. Early Family Messages. Family Role Models and Educational Messages. Reading as a Family Value. Cultural Support for Education. First-Generation Students. The Impact of Birth Order. 4. The Third Circle: Messages from the Immediate Environment. School Peer Group and Class Size. Students' Learning Styles and Teachers' Personality Preferences. Race, Gender, and Minority Status in the School System. Disabilities and Self-Esteem. Math Anxiety, School Anxiety, and Other Fears. 5. The Fourth Circle: Impact of the Outer World. Cultural Values: Growing Up “Different.” Smith's Theory of Ethnic Identity Development. Prejudice and Stereotypes. Media Stereotypes. Gender-Role Socialization. II. SYMPTOMS OF LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVEMENT. 6. Symptoms of Low Self-Esteem. The Cases of Jorge and Mia. Maggie's Story Revisited. A Word of Encouragement. 7. Strategies for Developing Self-Esteem. Strategy One: Risking. Strategy Two: Removing Internal Barriers. Strategy Three: Assertiveness. Strategy Four: Relieving Stress. 8. Strategies for Success in School. Time Management Issues. Developing Study Skills. Developing Your Support Systems. Special Strategies. Identifying Campus Resources. 9. Success at Hand. The Nature of Change. Extra Support in Developing Self-Esteem. more