Affordable Access

Självkänsla hos barn och ungdomar med psykisk ohälsa

Authors
Publisher
Lunds universitet/Institutionen för psykologi
Publication Date
Keywords
  • “I Think I Am”
  • “Beck Youth Inventories”
  • Children And Adolescents
  • Mental Illness
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Esteem
  • Medicine And Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between self-esteem and mental illness in a clinical group, consisting of children and adolescents, ages 10-18, who had been in contact with the child- and adolescent psychiatry. The participants (N=22) filled out the questionnaires “I think I am” and “Beck Youth Inventories”, which were used as measurements of perceived self-esteem and mental illness. These results were compared to a comparison group (N=299). The result of the study showed that children and adolescents in the clinical group reported a lower level of self-esteem and a higher level of mental illness compared to their peers. This indicated that there seemed to be a negative relationship between self-esteem and mental illness, and that self-esteem could act as an indicator of mental illness. Furthermore, self-esteem especially appeared to have a relationship to internalizing mental illness, such as depression and anxiety. The result also indicated that girls with mental illness tend to report lower self-esteem than boys with mental illness. The result was discussed in relation to practical implications and previous research.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.