Research on Self-Esteem of Adolescents (67339)

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Since Mongolia's transformation from a socialist to a democratic society in 1990, the country’s population has experienced significant changes in regards to both way of life and personal values. This political shift has had both positive and negative effects on individuals’ mental health, but has especially affected the self-esteem of teenagers. Adolescence is a period of intense physical and psychological change, and self-esteem, or the evaluation of one’s own worth, plays an integral role in individual development. It can be particularly difficult for teenagers, who account for 18.5 percent of Mongolia’s population, to balance external societal and political changes alongside their own already tumultuous inner worlds. In the interest of exploring how adolescents define and interpret their “ideal self”, we used the Dembo-Rubinstein Scale of Self-Esteem Measurement to assess 50 high school students aged between 15-17 and their evaluations of their own self-worth in light of recent cultural transformations in the country. According to Hewitt, John P. (2009), self-esteem is the level of confidence one has in their own worth or talents. The ideal self is a component of a person's self-concept that includes their desires, hopes, and wants (Higgins 1987; Rogers 1959). By gaining a deeper understanding of what they personally expect from themselves in order to achieve an ideal self, and the ways in which socio-political factors may impact their sense of self, adolescents will have greater means and opportunities to grow psychologically, socially, and intellectually mature

Enkhmaa Badmaanyam, University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia
Kalamkhas Jyekyei, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
Bolortamir Luvsantseren, University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Badmaanyam Enkhmaa is a senior lecturer at University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia. Her research focuses on sociolinguistics, educational studies and student mental health. She received her PhD from Inner Mongolia University, China.

Luvsantseren Bolortamir is an English language lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Languages at UFE. Her research focuses on Education Study, and English Language Teaching Methodology.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00