Enhancement of adolescent well being through enhancement of self esteem, self efficacy, and positive attributional style

Murphy, Darryl Paul (2000) Enhancement of adolescent well being through enhancement of self esteem, self efficacy, and positive attributional style. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of enhancing three aspects of the adolescent self: self esteem, efficacy, and attributional style. The relationship between these three variables and their link to well being and some common adolescent problems are discussed. Self esteem, self efficacy, and attributional style are discussed in detail, including definitions of the concepts, theory development, and influences on each variable's development. Self esteem, self efficacy, and attributional style's effects on adolescents' cognitions, emotions, and behaviours are also discussed. Characteristic self esteem, self efficacy, and attributional style changes in adolescence, gender differences, and intervention strategies are also outlined. This paper is intended for people dealing with adolescents (e.g., parents, teachers, others) and highlights the importance of, and methods to enhance, self esteem, self efficacy, and attributional style in the adolescents' self. Enhancement of these aspects of the self will have a positive affect on adolescent well being.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/776
Item ID: 776
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2000
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Self-esteem in adolescence; Self-efficacy; Attribution (Social psychology); Happiness in adolescence

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