ISBN-10:
0130933791
ISBN-13:
9780130933799
Pub. Date:
10/17/2001
Publisher:
Pearson
Building Self-Esteem: Strategies for Success in School and Beyond / Edition 3

Building Self-Esteem: Strategies for Success in School and Beyond / Edition 3

by Bonnie J. Golden, Kay Lesh

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ISBN-13: 9780130933799
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 10/17/2001
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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During our many years of counseling and teaching, we have observed that low self-esteem affects individuals' self-perception about their abilities and their willingness to take positive action and to make healthy, growth-enhancing choices in their lives. Like many educators, we have also noticed that factors such as a student's family background, personality style, and current personal situations can create real or perceived barriers to goal attainment. These stressors can stifle the willingness to make changes and further diminish self-esteem. Performance and efficacy suffer.

The third edition of Building Self-Esteem continues to address these issues both practically and positively. Features of previous -editions such as the concentric circle model have been expanded upon. We have now added a circle model based on current, adult sources of self-esteem. We continue to include case studies, exercises, and self-assessment tools, all based on research and professional experience. Many of the exercises lend themselves to both individual and group processing. Updates and new features of the text include:

  • A circle model based on adult self-esteem sources.
  • Incorporation of the most recent, practically applicable psychological and sociological research about self-esteem.
  • A critical thinking section addressing negative popular press about the self-esteem movement.
  • Updated information on the influence of gender expectations, with expanded information about societal expectations for boys as well as girls.
  • Updated information about media influence.
  • A section and exercise on multiple intelligences to build academic confidence.
  • A section about giving to others as an overlooked source of self-esteem.
  • An emphasis on motivation as a key ingredient for success.

We hope that each reader will be as challenged and fulfilled while reading and practicing the strategies presented in the text as we have been while teaching the enhancement of self-esteem to our students.

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. Congratulations.

Preface

During our many years of counseling and teaching, we have observed that low self-esteem affects individuals' self-perception about their abilities and their willingness to take positive action and to make healthy, growth-enhancing choices in their lives. Like many educators, we have also noticed that factors such as a student's family background, personality style, and current personal situations can create real or perceived barriers to goal attainment. These stressors can stifle the willingness to make changes and further diminish self-esteem. Performance and efficacy suffer.

The third edition of Building Self-Esteem continues to address these issues both practically and positively. Features of previous -editions such as the concentric circle model have been expanded upon. We have now added a circle model based on current, adult sources of self-esteem. We continue to include case studies, exercises, and self-assessment tools, all based on research and professional experience. Many of the exercises lend themselves to both individual and group processing. Updates and new features of the text include:

  • A circle model based on adult self-esteem sources.
  • Incorporation of the most recent, practically applicable psychological and sociological research about self-esteem.
  • A critical thinking section addressing negative popular press about the self-esteem movement.
  • Updated information on the influence of gender expectations, with expanded information about societal expectations for boys as well as girls.
  • Updated information about media influence.
  • A section and exercise on multiple intelligences to build academic confidence.
  • A section about giving to others as an overlooked source of self-esteem.
  • An emphasis on motivation as a key ingredient for success.

We hope that each reader will be as challenged and fulfilled while reading and practicing the strategies presented in the text as we have been while teaching the enhancement of self-esteem to our students.

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